Philadelphia 95, Boston 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #25 Tony Brothers, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 17921

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Boston 28 22 20 19 5 94
Philadelphia 28 18 26 17 6 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 10-9 6-4 4-5 L1
Philadelphia 11-8 7-5 4-3 W1

Recap


76ers 95, Celtics 94 (OT): Evan Turner drained a 15-foot jumper with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to cap a season-high 26-point performance as Philadelphia won the opener of its home-and-home series with visiting Boston.

Thaddeus Young had 17 points and a team-high 12 rebounds and Jrue Holiday added 15 points before fouling out for the 76ers, who have won six of their last seven at home against the Celtics.

Paul Pierce matched a season high with 27 points and Rajon Rondo registered a triple-double, but he slipped while taking his last-second shot from the corner as time expired in overtime. Rondo finished with 16 points, 14 assists and a season-high 13 rebounds.

With Boston nursing a 94-93 edge, Turner dribbled in from half court before draining a jumper to send the Wells Fargo Center into a frenzy.

After missing an open putback, Kevin Garnett drained a 19-footer to tie the contest at 89-89 with 7.7 seconds left in regulation. Boston's defense forced a turnover, but Rondo's step-back jumper bounced off the back rim as time expired.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rondo has recorded 10 regular-season triple-doubles in the last three campaigns. Miami's LeBron James is next on the list with five. ... Garnett tied Terry Porter for 17th all-time by playing in his 1,274th career game. ... Philadelphia improved to 10-0 when taking a lead into the fourth quarter.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Philadelphia
Paul Pierce 27 Scoring Evan Turner 26
Rajon Rondo 14 Assists Evan Turner 5
Rajon Rondo 13 Rebounds Thaddeus Young 12
Paul Pierce 8 Free Throws Made Lavoy Allen 4
Rajon Rondo 3 Steals Jason Richardson 5
Rajon Rondo 3 Blocks Spencer Hawes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 94 43.2 6-22 18-25 24 53 7 6 19
Philadelphia 95 37.4 2-11 19-26 19 54 4 12 9

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Boston. The 76ers have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Celtics have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .667 after a loss.