It felt a bit like a baseball series. The Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-79, on Saturday in Boston, a night after losing to them by one in overtime in Philadelphia, 95-94. Rajon Rondo averaged a triple-double in the two contests with 11.5 points, 12.5 assists, and 11 rebounds per game. Rondo also recorded 6 [...]
The Boston Celtics lost their first divisional game of the season, 106-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on Friday. The loss is the Celtics first game in a stretch of seven games in ten days. Rajon Rondo lead the way with 14 points and 20 assists. Kevin Garnett also had himself a double [...]
Brandon Bass rattled off five unanswered points in overtime to give the Celtics the advantage they needed to overcome the Washington Wizards for a second straight game, 100-94, Wednesday night in Boston. Kevin Garnett attacked the Wizards for 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Rajon Rondo added 18 points, 14 assists and 3 [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t show us how tough they are last night, nor how strong their will is, nor how much fortitude they have. Instead, last night, the Boston Celtics showed us how complacent they are, how uninterested they can be, and how little they want to fight. After scoring 36 points in the first [...]
Evan Turner hit two go-ahead buckets and a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics, 82-81. Turner finished the game with 10 points and 6 rebounds and was aided by teammate, Jrue Holiday’s 18 points as the Sixers pulled even with the Celtics in [...]
Evan Turner scored a career-high 26 points and added nine rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Boston Celtics, 103-71, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The victory now pulls the 76ers two games ahead of the Celtics for the Atlantic Division lead and the fourth-seed in the playoffs.
Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The rumblings of Kevin Garnett’s decline are getting louder. Are the 76ers or the Nets in a better position to land Dwight Howard? Is there anything to be excited about in Toronto? What’s [...]