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The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 92-79 in Boston, after losing in overtime to this same team in Philly the night before.

The Celtics (11-9) dominated most of the match and looked nothing like the team that lost to this same Sixers squad in Philadelphia Friday night.

Kevin Garnett was the team's high scorer with 19, but failed to record a rebound. Rajon Rondo didn't repeat his triple-double performance of Friday, but he did have seven points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and three steals. Paul Pierce chipped in with 13 points and nine assists, passing 4,000 assists for his career.

The Celtics were up by 20 at half holding Philadelphia to 28 points in the half and 12 points in the second quarter, but the Sixers brought the score to within 8 after going 13-0 run in the third. Boston then countered with a 7-0 run of their own.

The story of the night, however, was Jeff Green. Green had 16 points on 7-12 shooting in 23 minutes. He has now averaged 16.0 ppg in the past five games. In the first half, Green had seven points in seven minutes, making all three shots he took.

After the game, Green attributed his recent scoring surge on practicing his shot saying to Kyle Draper of Comcast Sports Net, "Eventually they are going to go in."

On the Sixers side, Jrue Holiday was held to 11 points on 4-13 shooting and Even Turner was held to 13 points on 6-16 shooting. Thaddeus Young was the games high scorer for Philadelphia (11-9) with 22 points.

Other notes:

The Celtics were outrebounded 36-32.

Sullinger had a good game with seven points nine rebounds, including three offensive rebounds.

The Celtics had eight fast break points, 40 points in the paint and 12 turnovers.

Leandro Barbosa only played four minutes while still recuperating from illness.

Eric Blaisdell 12/08/2012 10:16:00 PM Edit
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