Final: Sixers 99, Celtics 86

Final score, Sixers, 99-86:: The Celtics concluded a two-week road trip with a 4-4 record, collapsing in the second half. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scored 20 points for the Celtics and Elton Brand scored 20 points for Philadelphia.

End of third quarter, Sixers, 80-66:: The Sixers closed the quarter with a 17-2 run over the final 4:48.

Third quarter, 3:02, Sixers, 70-64:: Marquis Daniels filled in for Pietrus, giving the Celtics a 64-63 lead with 5:02 to play in the quarter. But the Sixers went on a 7-0 run in an 86-second span, Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer upping their lead to six points with 3:22 to go.

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Third quarter, 3:02, Sixers, 70-64:: Marquis Daniels filled in for Pietrus, giving the Celtics a 64-63 lead with 5:02 to play in the quarter. But the Sixers went on a 7-0 run in an 86-second span, Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer upping their lead to six points with 3:22 to go.

Third quarter, 6:45, Sixers, 61-60:: Elton Brand gave the Sixers their first lead since the 9:37 mark of the opening quarter, the Celtics calling a timeout two seconds later. The atmosphere at the Wells Fargo Center, which had been somber after Mickael Pietrus was injured, became lively during the timeout as Will Smith enlivened things from a seat near the Sixers’ basket.

End of first half, Celtics, 49-43: Both teams’ intensity seemed to drop off after Mickael Pietrus was injured with 5:08 remaining. But the Celtics closed the half with an 11-5 run, Kevin Garnett scoring six of his 14 points in the final 4:23.

Meanwhile, the runway to the press room and other rooms was closed off while an ambulance arrived for Pietrus.

Second quarter, 1:40, Celtics, 44-43: After a nine-minute delay, the teams returned to action. Ryan Hollins hit one foul shot in place of Pietrus.

Second quarter, 5:08, Celtics, 39-38: Mickael Pietrus was knocked down while shooting, remaining on his back on the floor under the basket. Trainer Ed Lacerte treated Pietrus while the entire Celtic team and coaches watched.

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End of first quarter, Celtics, 32-26: The Celtics got off to a strong offensive start for the second successive night. They scored 35 points in the first quarter of a 100-91 win over Milwaukee Thursday.

First quarter, 2:56, Celtics, 26-20: Jrue Holiday rallied the Sixers with a 3-pointer and bank shot, then Lou Williams hit two foul shots as Philadelphia produce a 7-0 run in a 34-second span over two possessions.

First quarter, 5:58, Celtics, 17-9: Paul Pierce scored 11 points in the opening 5:52 for the Celtics. Officials negated a shot-clocker buzzer field goal by Kevin Garnett at the 10:00 mark

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