Kevin Garnett had 29 points in Game 1, many of them on jump shots, but Sixers coach Doug Collins said his team would continue to dare Garnett to shoot from long distance.
"You're not going to stop Kevin Garnett," said Collins. "Right now he's a seven-footer that's floating out on the perimeter and shooting about 60 percent on jump shots. What you'd like to do is protect the paint ... if we can keep him out of the paint and let him continue to take jump shots, hopefully he's not going to shoot as well as he did before ... Kevin's playing as well as I've seen him play in a long, long time."
Collins called the Celtics the most efficient offensive team in the league.
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said all of his players were OK to go tonight. Avery Bradley shot around before the game with a sleeve on his left shoulder, which he's also been wearing in the games.
Rivers said he hopes his team starts better than it did in Game 1 Saturday. He said there's always a balance between scripting out the first plays of the game and letting the game play out.
"I try to figure it out every night," said Rivers. "I kind of let Rondo -- we need him to just go play. We need him in random. As much as any guard probably in the league, he needs to be in random at times."