Boston 86, Philadelphia 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 11, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #26 Bob Delaney, #38 Michael Smith, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 20614

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 22 23 23 18 86
Philadelphia 25 24 23 17 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 46-17 27-6 19-11 L2
Philadelphia 34-31 22-11 12-20 W1

Recap


Spencer Hawes had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Elton Brand also scored 14 as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the visiting Boston Celtics 89-86 on Friday.

Lou Williams hit the go-ahead shot with 5:05 to play for the 76ers, who held Boston to five points over the final 6-plus minutes.

Andre Iguodala had 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Jodie Meeks added 12 points as Philadelphia (34-31) snapped a seven-game home losing streak against the Celtics.

Jeff Green scored 18 points and Nenad Krstic had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Boston (46-17).

Boston led 81-79 after Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 6:26 remaining, before Jrue Holiday's jumper tied it and Williams put the 76ers ahead to stay with a 20-footer.

The Celtics got within 87-84 on two free throws by Kevin Garnett (14 points) with 30 seconds remaining, but Iguodala countered on a driving layup with 12 seconds left.

Philadelphia used a 16-8 run over a 6-minute span of the second quarter to take a 41-32 lead on Hawes’ 3-point basket. The 76ers led 49-45 at halftime.

The lead grew to 61-51 on Brand’s free throw with 7:09 left in the third quarter before Boston finished the quarter on a 17-11 run to pull within four.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Philadelphia
Jeff Green 18 Scoring Elton Brand 14
Kevin Garnett 5 Assists Andre Iguodala 8
Nenad Krstic 15 Rebounds Spencer Hawes 10
Carlos Arroyo 4 Free Throws Made Jodie Meeks 4
Ray Allen 1 Steals Elton Brand 3
Jeff Green 2 Blocks Elton Brand 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 86 41.8 3-11 17-20 24 45 5 4 11
Philadelphia 89 41.2 5-13 18-25 22 44 5 6 8

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The 76ers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .581 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Celtics have a W/L % of .745 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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