Boston 85, Philadelphia 75

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #24 Mike Callahan, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 20 13 19 23 75
Boston 20 21 14 30 85

Team Records

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

Recap


CELTICS 85, 76ERS 75:
Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds as host Boston won Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Rondo took over after Paul Pierce fouled out, scoring 11 points during the final four minutes to lead the Celtics into the conference finals against the Miami Heat. Game 1 is Monday in Miami.

Andre Iguodala scored 18 points, Jrue Holiday had 15 points and nine assists and Elton Brand scored 15 points for Philadelphia, which shot just 35 percent from the field.

Boston led by just one point with 11 minutes left but opened up a 69-61 lead on Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 5:50 remaining.

Iguodala scored five points during a 7-2 run and the Sixers received further momentum when Pierce fouled out with 4:16 left. Rondo then scored nine straight Boston points and his two free throws gave Boston an 80-70 lead with 1:45 remaining.

Brandon Bass scored 16 points and Pierce added 15 for Boston.

The Celtics had an eight-point halftime lead and boosted the lead to 49-38 on a basket by Bass with 8:03 left in the third quarter. Philadelphia got back into the game with a pair of 7-0 runs and cut Boston’s lead to 53-52 on Iguodala’s dunk with 34.5 seconds left.

Boston led 41-33 at halftime despite shooting 37.5 percent and missing all nine of its 3-point attempts. Philadelphia shot just 28.2 from the field and committed eight first-half turnovers.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Celtics hit 20 of 22 free throws. … Holiday had five of Philadelphia’s nine steals. … Boston missed its first 14 3-point attempts until Allen hit one with 9:52 left in the game. The Celtics finished 3 for 17. … Iguodala went 5 for 8 from the free-throw line in Game 7 and was just 18 for 37 (48.6 percent) in the series.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Boston
Andre Iguodala 18 Scoring Kevin Garnett 18
Jrue Holiday 9 Assists Rajon Rondo 10
Thaddeus Young 10 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 13
Andre Iguodala 5 Free Throws Made Rajon Rondo 5
Jrue Holiday 5 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
Thaddeus Young 1 Blocks Paul Pierce 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 75 35.0 5-18 14-20 15 45 1 9 15
Boston 85 42.5 3-17 20-22 17 44 6 10 15
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