Boston 103, Philadelphia 79

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 8, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 22 14 27 16 79
Boston 25 25 34 19 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 29-27 19-12 10-15 L4
Boston 32-24 20-9 12-15 W2

Recap


CELTICS 103, 76ERS 79: Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley added 18 points apiece as host Boston moves closer to capturing the Atlantic Division crown.

Paul Pierce scored 17 points and Rajon Rondo had 15 assists as the Celtics increased their division lead to three games over struggling Philadelphia and the New York Knicks.

Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Andre Iguodala scored 13 points for the 76ers, who have lost four straight and are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs after a strong start.

Philadelphia is tied with the Knicks for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and the Milwaukee Bucks are just one game behind. The Sixers are just 9-18 since opening the season with 20 victories in 29 games.

Boston began pulling away with an 18-2 run in the second quarter and led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter.

Bradley’s basket capped the second-quarter flurry that gave the Celtics a 45-26 advantage with four minutes left in the second half.

Boston led 50-36 at halftime and used an 11-0 spurt early in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 23. A 3-pointer by Pierce made it 77-49 with 3:47 left in the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Rondo has 17 consecutive double-digit assist games, 12 shy of John Stockton’s single-season record. … Philadelphia scored only 14 points in the second quarter and 16 points in the fourth. … Boston has held 13 straight opponents under 100 points. … Sixers guard Jodie Meeks missed all seven of his shots.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Boston
Nikola Vucevic 14 Scoring Kevin Garnett 20
Louis Williams 5 Assists Rajon Rondo 15
Nikola Vucevic 13 Rebounds Brandon Bass 6
Jodie Meeks 4 Free Throws Made Avery Bradley 5
Andre Iguodala 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
Nikola Vucevic 2 Blocks Greg Stiemsma 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 79 38.2 2-11 19-24 15 39 4 10 16
Boston 103 58.8 7-15 16-19 32 37 5 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Celtics have a W/L % of .656 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The 76ers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .577 after a loss.
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