Boston 107, Philadelphia 91

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #42 Eric Lewis, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 20351

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 28 32 29 18 107
Philadelphia 33 16 17 25 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 39-27 24-9 15-18 W1
Philadelphia 35-31 19-14 16-17 L1

Recap


CELTICS 107, 76ERS 91: Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Paul Pierce rebounded from a poor outing with 24 points and 12 boards as visiting Boston took a 2-1 lead in its Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Rajon Rondo had 23 points and 14 assists and the Celtics led by as many as 27 points while cruising past Philadelphia in the first double-digit margin in the Eastern Conference series.

Thaddeus Young scored 22 points and Jrue Holiday added 15 for the 76ers.

Game 4 is Friday in Philadelphia.

Pierce scored just seven points in Game 2 while battling left knee pain, but erupted for 15 second-half points in Game 3.

Boston trailed by seven points early in the second quarter before shifting control with a 14-2 run to take a five-point lead midway through the stanza.

The advantage reached 13 on a 3-pointer by Mickael Pietrus with 1:38 left in the half and Boston led 60-49 at halftime.

The onslaught continued in the third quarter as the Celtics started the half with an 11-2 run to stretch the lead to 71-51 on Rondo’s basket less than four minutes into the quarter. A three-point play by Ryan Hollins boosted the lead to 25 with 3:47 left in the period.

A basket by Pietrus with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the contest gave Boston a 105-78 lead.

Pietrus scored 13 points for Boston. Jodie Meeks and Lou Williams had 13 apiece for Philadelphia.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Each of the first two games of the series were decided by one point. … The Celtics committed just seven turnovers. … Philadelphia shot just 40.7 percent from the field despite Young making 10 of 16 shots. … Garnett was 12 of 17 from the field while posting his fourth consecutive double-double.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Philadelphia
Kevin Garnett 27 Scoring Thaddeus Young 22
Rajon Rondo 14 Assists Jrue Holiday 9
Kevin Garnett 13 Rebounds Evan Turner 8
Paul Pierce 11 Free Throws Made Jodie Meeks 4
Paul Pierce 3 Steals Andre Iguodala 1
Ryan Hollins 3 Blocks Evan Turner 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 107 51.9 5-11 22-28 26 44 6 6 7
Philadelphia 91 40.7 8-15 17-22 22 37 7 3 9

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Boston. The 76ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .567 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Celtics have a W/L % of .641 after a win and .519 after a loss.
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