FInal: 76ers 88, Celtics 79

Final: 76ers 88-79: A rather laidback effort from the Celtics, who never led in the second half as the Philadelphia bench, led by new acquisitions Dorell Wright and Nick Young, went to work on the Celtics defense. They combined for 35 points. Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green each scored 12 points for the Celtics, who shot 42.4 percent and committed 21 turnovers.

Fourth quarter, 8:12, 73-66: The Celtics just can’t seem to catch the 76ers as Nick Young has hit 6 of the 76ers past 8 points. Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green each has 12 points for Boston while Courtney Lee has 10 points. Dorell Wright leads all scorers with 16 points.


End of third quarter, 76ers 66-62: Philadelphia continues to hold the lead behind 28 combined points from Dorell Wright and Spencer Hawes. Rajon ROndo has a double-double for Boston (12 points, 10 assists) while Jeff Green has 8 points and eight rebounds. Paul Pierce is 3-for-12 shooting with 8 points.

Third quarter, 6:24, 76ers 57-53: The Celtics went on a 10-2 run to even the game at 53 but the 76ers have scored the last 4 points, including Spencer Hawes on an uncontested dunk that caused Doc Rivers to call a timeout. The Celtics’ first teamers are getting extensive minutes so far, each start having played at least 20 minutes.

Halftime, 76ers 51-41: Dorell Wright has 14 points and the 76ers have 14 assists on 21 baskets as they made a 10-2 run to end the half. Rajon Rondo has 10 points and five assists while Courtney Lee has 7 and Jeff Green 6.

Second quarter, 4:11, 76ers 41-39: The Celtics are making a run with their first teamers as Courtney Lee just hit a 3-pointer from his comfortable corner position and Rajon Rondo cashed in on two baskets, including a layup after a Jeff Green block. Rondo leads all scorers with 10 points.

Second quarter, 8:22, 76ers 31-30: The Celtics are just trying to execute plays and use their bench extensively. Seven Celtics have scored, including Kevin Garnett, who has 6 points. The 76ers have attempted 11 3-pointers, the Celtics two.


End of first quarter, Celtics 22-21: All the starters got decent minutes in the first period and Rajon Rondo leads the Celtics with 6 points and four assists. Jason Richardson has 8 for the 76ers. Jeff Green was in the starting lineup and pulled down five rebounds.

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