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W2W4: C's vs. 76ers (Preseason Game 6)

The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers in preseason action on Thursday evening at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for:

Zeller Zeal: Newcomer Tyler Zeller put together his best game in green on Wednesday while making all six shots he put up -- almost all in the pick-and-roll while rolling strong to the basket -- and finished with 13 points over 18 minutes. Zeller added four rebounds and three assists. Now the Celtics want to harness that. "Zeller gave us a nice little bump," said coach Brad Stevens. "The roll down the middle -- he did a great job rolling and finishing with all those left-hand finishes. That was a real positive sign for us. I thought he did a really good job there."

ET in Philly: Evan Turner got ejected in the second half of Wednesday's game, which means he'll be extra fresh for a return to Philadelphia. Turner started Wednesday at point guard and was having an effective night -- 11 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists -- before he barked a little too loud at an official. Thursday's game is another chance to examine how the Celtics perform with Turner as the primary ball-handler with the first unit.

What else? Stevens stuck with a tight 10-man rotation on Wednesday; the second night of a back-to-back ought to loosen that a bit (though injuries have eroded some of Boston's depth). ... Marcus Smart took advantage of Turner's late-game absence and helped spark the Celtics' rally to nearly force overtime. Smart must build off Wednesday's effort, particularly after seeing some shots -- including two 3-pointers -- go down.