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The Boston Celtics have moved into the second round of the NBA playoffs after quickly eliminating the Philadelphia 76ers.

A 4-0 sweep was completed on Sunday afternoon when the Celtics, led by Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, eliminated the Sixers 110-106.

The Celtics’ second-round opponent will most likely be the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors, who took a 3-0 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets into Game 4 on Sunday night.

The Celtics, playing without Gordon Hayward, and 76ers, who were without Ben Simmons, were tied at 77 late in the third quarter when the game changed.

A 19-2 run that covered the final 3:05 of the third quarter and the opening 2:05 of the fourth quarter put the Celtics in control. They have won five consecutive playoff series from the Sixers since losing the Eastern Conference finals in 1982.

It marks the first time there has been a sweep in a Celtics-76ers series. The Celtics, who ousted Philadelphia in five games two years ago, have seven sweeps in their history, including a first-round ouster of the Indiana Pacers last year.

Walker, who had been 0-2 in the playoffs while playing for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, led the Celtics for the second game in a row. He scored 32 points with four 3-pointers and added four assists and four rebounds.

It marks the first time in Walker’s nine-year career that he has advanced to the second round.

Tatum, who had just nine first-half points, got his offense going in the third quarter when the Celtics made their move. He scored 28 points on 10 for 18 shooting and grabbed a playoff career-high 15 rebounds.

Jaylen Brown (16) and Daniel Theis (15) were also in double figures for the Celtics, the first team at Disney World to advance in the playoffs.

The 76ers were led by Joel Embiid (30 points, 10 rebounds) while Tobias Harris added 20. Former Celtics’ frontcourt player Al Horford finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

A scary scene took place with 2:40 left in the third quarter when Harris hit the floor with his head.

Harris eventually made his way to the locker room and was checked for a concussion. He returned to the game with 5:12 to go in the fourth quarter with an eye laceration.

The game was tied at 77 with 3:20 to go in the third quarter when the Celtics scored the final 12 points to open an 89-77 heading into the final 12 minutes.

Grant Williams got the run going with a 3-pointer and Tatum added a floater to make it 82-77.

After Brad Wanamaker scored on a drive, Tatum hit a step-back and followed with a long 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining.

The Celtics began the fourth quarter by outscoring the 76ers, 8-2, for a 19-2 run that moved them in front, 96-79, with 9:55 remaining.

The Celtics were in control of the fourth quarter until the final minutes when the Sixers scored seven consecutive points.

Walker had 28 of his points on 7-for-10 shooting through three quarters while Tatum scored 10 of his points in the third quarter.

The Sixers missed 18 of 24 shots from 3-point range in the opening three quarters while the Celtics were shooting 51 percent overall.

The Celtics scored the last four points of the second quarter to get within 58-57 at halftime.

There were eight lead changes and seven ties during the opening half with the Sixers leading by as many as six points and the Celtics’ biggest advantage being five.

The Celtics made 49 percent of their shots and had a 22-16 rebounding edge in the first half while the Sixers turned the ball over just once in the first 24 minutes.

Walker had 20 first-half points, making 5 of 7 shots with three 3-pointers, while Brown added 12. Tatum took just six shots and had nine points and seven rebounds.

The Sixers were getting balanced scoring from Harris (12), Embiid (11) and Alec Burks (11).

Philadelphia held a 58-53 when Harris made a 3-pointer with 2:30 to go, but Brown scored on a pullup and Walker hit a pair of foul shots with 39.8 seconds left.

The Sixers went to the foul line for 19 attempts in the first quarter, hitting 14, and held a 32-27 lead after the opening 12 minutes.

The Celtics picked up five fouls in the first 5:29 and had 10 for the quarter. Josh Richardson went 8 for 9 from the line for all eight of his points in the quarter.

While the Sixers were making constant trips to the line, the Celtics shot only six free throws, missing one, in the first quarter.

The Celtics were in front, 22-17, with 5:30 left in the quarter on a layup by Enes Kanter, but the Sixers scored the next 11 points (five from the foul line) over 2:52 to take a 28-22 lead with 2:38 remaining.

The Sixers were putting extra attention on Tatum with Embiid spending more time on him. Brown and Tatum each took only four first-quarter shots, scoring six and five points, respectively, while Walker had nine points.

The Celtics hit 50 percent of their shots in the quarter and were 4-for-8 on 3-pointers, but the difference in free throws was the reason they trailed. The 76ers had more foul shot attempts than the Celtics had field goal tries (18).

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