Celtics' Marcus Morris Wants To Sweep Hometown Sixers

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Morris drives against Robert Covington of the 76ers back in November. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Celtics will open their second-round series with the Sixers tonight at the Garden for their 20th postseason match-up. 

Boston's won a dozen, but this will be tough with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons leading Philadelphia and Jaylen Brown doubtful for Game 1.

Still, Sixers coach Brett Brown's impressed--and loves Terry Rozier.

"He's dynamic," Brown said. "I mean, the stuff that they are missing from Kyrie, in somebody that can create off a live ball all by himself and doesn't need a pick-and-roll, they do get with him. He really can get into a defense, he's athletic, he's tough."

Rozier averaged about 18 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds in a first-round survival of the Bucks.

Marcus Morris is a Philadelphia native, but no part of him's rooting for his hometown team.

"I want the Celtics to win, I could care less," he said. "If I wasn't playing against them, I'd be rooting for them, but I could care less about Philly getting any wins--if it was up to me, we'd sweep them and get it over with."

But he knows this is going to be a tough series.

"I know everybody's amped up to play," he said. "They had a lot of rest, so they're coming in feeling really energized, but they still gotta go through Boston first."

Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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