It’s like the Sixers season never ended.

It wasn’t a good season opener for the squad, who fell to the Boston Celtics last night 105-87. The result was the same as the playoff series a year ago, and the game felt very similar as well.

The Sixers started out with six unforced turnovers. They finished with 16 total turnovers. The team also couldn’t hit threes, going 19.2% from behind the arc. Robert Covington went 2-of-7, while JJ Redick went 2-of-8.

Ben Simmons looked outstanding and was one of the only bright spots for the Sixers last night. He scored 19 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists. He did hit some jumpers as well! Markelle Fultz also did hit some jumpers, going 2-of-7 on the night, but still looked a little lost on the court.

It’s just the first game of the season and it won’t say everything about the Sixers, but it might have been the best opportunity for the team to beat Boston. Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving didn’t have great games but should improve later on. The Sixers should as well, but it’ll be very tough to beat a team like the Celtics with that much depth. So much for people calling it a rivalry.

The Sixers host the Bulls Thursday night in their home opener at 8 PM on TNT. That’s Jimmy Butler’s former team and apparently he’s interested in Philly. The team, on the other hand, isn’t.

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One Philadelphia team did win last night, barely. The Flyers held on for a 6-5 shootout win over the Florida Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center. They had a 5-2 lead in the second period and looked like they would cruise to a victory. But the Panthers scored three straight, and Dave Hakstol yanked Brian Elliott before Florida tied the game. Calvin Pickard did a good job in the shootout. Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each scored twice for the Flyers in the game.

The Flyers will visit Columbus on Thursday to take on the Blue Jackets. Faceoff is at 7 PM.

The Eagles made a roster move, bringing back cornerback Dexter McDougle and waiving Destiny Vaeao in the process. The latter caught my eye a little bit. Could that be a sign that Timmy Jernigan is close to returning?

They also worked out a few guys.

With injuries mounting, Avonte Maddox is getting more responsibilities in the secondary.

“He’s a smart guy, he’s mature beyond his years,” defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. “From the time he’s got here, there really hasn’t been a situation where things were too big for him. He’s just got a great attitude.”

Schwartz said that Maddox “never bats an eye, no matter what you’re asking him to do, special teams, you know, any position on defense.”

Corner Ronald Darby said that Maddox “came in flying from sideline to sideline,” when he first stepped onto the practice field as an Eagle.

Maddox said in training camp that he enjoyed learning new things, and “if I don’t get anything, I ask questions.”

In other sports news, Cody Bellinger’s walk-off hit helped the Dodgers tie their NLCS series at two games apiece in a 2-1 win in 13 innings. Manny Machado also brought the benches out. Game 5 is this afternoon at 5:05 PM on FS1.

In the ALCS, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grand slam helped the Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 and give them a 2-1 lead in that series. Game 4 is tonight at 8:39 PM on TBS.

Speaking of the Astros, could they have been cheating?

Giants owner John Mara called out Odell Beckham Jr. and pretty much said he should shut up and actually perform on the field.

There’s plenty of over/under wins bets worth taking a look in the NBA.

NBC Sports has a new app.

In the news, the Mega Millions jackpot is climbing to $868 million after nobody won last night.

Canada has legalized weed.