Celtics Down Philadelphia 84-80 - Match Report
Boston earned an 84-80 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Ray Allen at TD Garden.
Boston did not, however, defeat the 76ers against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 192.5.
Boston got 13 points from Shaquille O'Neal and another 12 points from Kevin Garnett. Ray Allen contributed 6 assists, while Shaquille O'Neal cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The 76ers got a 16-point performance from Elton Brand, who was supported by 15 points from Jrue Holiday. Jrue Holiday had 5 assists in a losing cause for Philadelphia, while Elton Brand grabbed 12 rebounds.
Boston trailed at halftime, 44-38.
The rebound battle favored Boston as they grabbed 43 boards, while Philadelphia only had 40.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Magic. The 76ers will aim to get back on the winning track at Denver.