Philadelphia 82, Boston 75

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #19 James Capers, #17 Joe Crawford, #10 Ron Garretson
Attendance - 20403

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 19 17 20 19 75
Philadelphia 22 11 27 22 82

Team Records

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

Recap


76ERS 82, CELTICS 75
: Jrue Holiday scored 20 points and Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds as host Philadelphia forced a seventh game in its Eastern Conference second-round series with Boston.

Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner scored 12 points apiece as the 76ers rebounded from a loss for the third time in the best-of-seven.

Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Garnett added 20 points and 11 rebounds for Boston, which hosts Game 7 on Saturday.

Philadelphia used stingy defense to win Game 6 and held the Celtics to 33.3 percent shooting from the field while forcing 16 turnovers.

The 76ers led by four points with 10 minutes to play before tallying seven straight points to take the first double-digit lead of the contest. Holiday scored back-to-back baskets to start the surge and Lou Williams hit a runner to cap it and give Philadelphia a 70-59 with 7:15 remaining.

A 3-pointer by Pierce trimmed Boston’s deficit to 80-75 with 32.3 seconds left before Holiday hit two free throws to help seal it.

Williams tallied 11 points for the 76ers, who were just 17 of 28 from the free-throw line and were outrebounded 48-37.

Boston led 36-33 at halftime despite shooting just 31.7 percent from the field. The 76ers shot 40 percent in the opening half, but missed 13 of their final 15 shots while scoring just 11 second-quarter points.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Boston guard Avery Bradley (shoulder) missed his second straight contest. … Brand is averaging 16 points over the last two games after averaging just 4.3 points over the first four games. … Celtics’ Game 5 hero Brandon Bass scored just eight points on 2-of-12 shooting . … Iguodala went 3 for 7 from the free-throw line and is just 13 of 29 in the series.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Philadelphia
Paul Pierce 24 Scoring Jrue Holiday 20
Rajon Rondo 6 Assists Jrue Holiday 6
Kevin Garnett 11 Rebounds Elton Brand 10
Paul Pierce 13 Free Throws Made Jrue Holiday 6
Rajon Rondo 2 Steals Jrue Holiday 2
Kevin Garnett 1 Blocks Lavoy Allen 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 75 33.3 3-14 20-23 14 48 2 5 17
Philadelphia 82 45.7 1-9 17-28 22 37 6 7 12

Upcoming Games

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