K.J. McDaniels blocked two shots, had 7 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal plus one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

By Harry Allison

So this is what your 2014-15 Sixers look like without Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams.


Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Sixers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Jeff Green, playing in his second preseason game after missing the first four because of a calf strain, had 18 points. The Celtics (3-3) shot 47.2 percent from the floor and made 15 of 37 3-point attempts.

Tony Wroten and Elliot Williams each had 17 points for Philly (1-4).

Bradley was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and 7 of 11 overall en route to his 20-point first half. Boston moved to a 60-36 lead with 2:31 left in the half, and Philadelphia never drew closer than 16.

Sixers coach Brett Brown missed the game to be with Joel Embiid after the rookie center’s younger brother, Arthur, died in Africa earlier in the day. General manager Sam Hinkie and forward Luc Mbah a Moute, like Embiid a native of Cameroon, joined Brown at Embiid’s home in Philadelphia.

Assistant coach Chad Iske ran the team in Brown’s place.

Noel missed the game with an upper respiratory infection. Carter-Williams, the rookie of the year last season, has yet to play after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

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