Pierce and Rondo each had near-flawless first quarters to set an early tone for the game. Rondo had 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the period.
Turner and Hawes kept the Sixers close in the second quarter and trimmed Boston’s lead to 50-46 at the break.
NOTES: 76ers G Nick Young (toe), C Kwame Brown (virus) and G Royal Ivey (groin) all sat out. ... Young lived up to his ‘‘Swaggy P’’ nickname when he walked into the locker room wearing leopard skin shoes. ... The 76ers have won five of seven vs. Boston.