Final:, 76ers, 106-100: Another disappointing loss for the Celtics, who never led after midway through the first quarter and then allowed a 10-0 run over 2:21 after cutting the deficit to 4 early in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce led Boston with 24 points but it was not a productive night for him. Rajon Rondo collected 20 assist but was outplayed by Jrue Holiday, who finished with 21 points and 14 assists. Evan Turner led the 76ers with 25 points.
Fourth quarter, 1:13, 76ers, 102-94: The 76ers set up Thaddeus Young for an easy jump hook and the Celtics turn the ball over on the next possession. It looks like another home loss for the C’s, who are far from playing with any consistency,
Fourth quarter, 1:59, 76ers, 100-94: The Celtics have allowed too many defensive breakdowns and a layup by Jrue Holiday extended the 76ers lead to 12 but the Celtics are trying to make a late run.
Fourth quarter, 4:52, 76ers, 98-88: The 76ers seemingly put the game away with a 10-0 run but the Celtics respond with a 7-0 run to make it interesting again. The Celtics are OK offensively but they have to get ble to stop. They have been unable to stop the 76ers consistently all night. Paul Pierce has 19 for Boston. Jrue Holiday has 19 and 13 assists for the 76ers.
End of third quarter, 76ers 83-74: A solid quarter from the Celtics but Evan Turner scored 4 points in the final 37.2 seconds to helpy with a Philadelphia ahead comfortably. He has 18 points. Rajon Rondo has 12 points and-010 14 assists while Kevin Garnett has 14 for Boston. Dorell Wright has 15 for thnteresting agae 7-0 run to make it ia run but the Celtics respond wi76ers.
Third quarter, 2:17, 76ers 79-68: The Celtics are a couple of defensive stops from making this interesting but they can’t get those stops. The Celtics have upped their shooting percentage to 44.4 by going 8 of 14 in the quarter but they have also missed three free throws when every point counts. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each have 14 points. Jrue Holiday is outplaying Rajon Rondo with 16 points and 11 assists.
Third quarter, 8:06, 76ers 63-54: The Celtics are playing better defense and being more aggressive offensively but the 76ers are finding ways to score. Rajon Rondo is pushing the pace and already has 7 points in the period. Kevin Garnett leads the Celtics with 14.
Halftime, 76ers 57-45: The Celtics allowed the 76ers to tally 34 points in the second period on 13-for-22 shooting. Only two Kevin Garnett baskets in the final minute avoided a bigger halftime hole. He has 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting. The rest of the Celtics are 10-for-32 for 31 points. The Celtics have to get more production from their starters. Evan Turner leads Philadelphia with 14 points.
Second quarter, 2:58, 76ers 48-37: Now the problem has become defensive as the 76ers are now shooting 51.2 percent, including 11 of 18 in the second quarter. Evan Turner has 7 points in the quarter and 11 overall while Nick Young has 10. The Celtics are shooting 35.3 percent and Paul Pierce just canned a 3-pointer and now has 8 points.
Second quarter, 6:16, 76ers 39-28: Besides Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee, the Celtics are 2-for-19 shooting for 14 points. Paul Pierce has been putrid for the second consecutive game, 0-for-5 shooting so far with 3 points. Garnett and Lee have 14 points combined. The 76ers are shooting 47.2 percent with 8 points each from Nick Young and Thaddeus Young.
Second quarter, 8:59, 76ers 33-24: The 76ers scored 8 points in the first 1:20 of the period, six of those on 3-pointers by Nick Young. The Celtics are shooting just 30 percent and lucky to be so close. They have seven field goals compared with 14 for Philadelphia. Young has 8 points, Kevin Garnett has 8 for the Celtics.
End of first quarter, 76ers 23-20: It could be worse. The Celtics are 6 of 19 from the field and are relying on Courtney Lee until his teammates catch up. Kevin Garnett has 4 points in six months while Rajon Rondo has 3 assists. Evan Turner leads the 76ers with 6 points.
First quarter, 2:58, 76ers 17-13: Philadelphia has stepped up its defense and want on a 6-0 run to take a 5-point lead. Paul Pierce is off to another slow start, going 0-for-2 shooting with 2 points as the Celtics are 4 of 16 overall. Courtney Lee has 6 points, which is his season average. Rajon Rondo has three assists.
First quarter, 6:27, Celtics 8-7: A good sign for the Celtics, they are off to a strong start, especially Courtney Lee, who already has 4 points. Evan Turner has 4 points for the 76ers.