Recap - Celtics Defeat Philadelphia 99-82
|Recap - Celtics Defeat Philadelphia 99-82|
The Celtics got 18 points from Paul Pierce as Boston ran past Philadelphia 99-82 on Tuesday at TD Garden.
Boston was a favorite by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 186.5.
Boston got 16 points from Rajon Rondo and another 14 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 13 assists, while Paul Pierce cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
The 76ers got a 21-point performance from Evan Turner, who was supported by 12 points from Elton Brand. Evan Turner had 5 assists in a losing cause for Philadelphia, while Spencer Hawes grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 54-50 at the break.
Boston had a 37-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head home to face New York.