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Celtics Down Portland 99-95 - Match Report

Portland was scorched by Paul Pierce for 28 points as the Celtics defated the Trail Blazers 99-95 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The Celtics won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.

Boston got 17 points from Kevin Garnett and another 16 points from Glen Davis. Rajon Rondo contributed 10 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Portland got 23 points from Wesley Matthews in a losing cause and another 20 points from Andre Miller. Andre Miller contributed 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Marcus Camby had 9 rebounds.

Boston trailed at halftime, 49-48.

Boston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-28.

Next game, Boston takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Washington.