NBA Pre-season Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics

Event Details

October 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
$30, $40, $50, $65, $95, $150
Contact:
Box Office
413-545-3040

The Philadelphia 76ers team host the Boston Celtics in a preseason game at the Mullins Center.

The Sixers and Celtics were recently awarded the first and third overall picks, respectively, in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. Philadelphia also owns the 24th and 26th overall selections in the draft. Boston is also scheduled to select at No. 16 and No. 23 in the first round.

Philadelphia and Boston last met at UMass on October 8, 2008 when the Sixers defeated the defending NBA champion Celtics 98-92 in a preseason opener at the Mullins Center. The game marked two-time All-Star forward Elton Brand’s debut in a Sixers uniform after signing with the team in July of that year.

Eleven-time NBA All-Star, 1980-81 NBA MVP, 1983 NBA Champion, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and Sixers legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving was a collegiate star for UMass from 1969-71. Erving averaged 26 points and 20 rebounds in 38 minutes per game over his two years with the Minutemen.

Former NBA Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Camby and former Sixers guard Al Skinner are among seven players in NBA history who attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

*UMass discounts available at the Mullins Center box office only.  Must show valid UMass ID to purchase*

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.