Boston 84, Philadelphia 80

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #48 Scott Foster, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 17 27 17 19 80
Boston 23 15 26 20 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 11-18 8-6 3-12 L2
Boston 23-4 13-1 10-3 W14

Recap

Ray Allen had 22 points and six assists and Shaquille O’Neal added 13 points and nine rebounds as the host Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to 14 games with an 84-80 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett had 12 points and seven boards and foul-plagued Paul Pierce added 11 points for Boston, which notched its second narrow win in a week over Philadelphia and improved to 13-1 at home.

The Celtics fell behind in the fourth quarter but came back to knot it at 74-74 when Garnett drained a long jumper with 4:03 to play. The Sixers responded with a basket on their next possession, but Garnett hit two free throws and Pierce drained two more to give the lead back to Boston at 78-76 with 2:55 on the clock.

Pierce’s jumper with 1:36 to play made it a two-possession game, and Philadelphia squandered two chances to tie it in the final minute. After Garnett blocked a drive by Andre Iguodala, Allen’s two free throws with 5.6 seconds left sealed the win.

Elton Brand collected 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jrue Holiday scored 15 points for the Sixers, who have dropped two of the first three on their eight-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Boston
Elton Brand 16 Scoring Ray Allen 22
Jrue Holiday 5 Assists Ray Allen 6
Elton Brand 12 Rebounds Shaquille O'Neal 9
Elton Brand 6 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 5
Andre Iguodala 2 Steals Kevin Garnett 2
Tony Battie 4 Blocks Shaquille O'Neal 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 80 43.1 2-10 22-31 14 40 5 4 13
Boston 84 38.8 6-20 16-21 19 43 4 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Celtics have a W/L % of .870 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Denver . The 76ers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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