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Mar 05 2013

Boston Massacre

Boston Celtics 109 Final
Recap | Box Score
101 Philadelphia 76ers
Evan Turner, SF 44 MIN | 6-19 FG | 5-5 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 18 PTS | -7Turner looked uncomfortable in the offense, scoring 18 points on an inefficient 19 shots. He managed to get to the line five times, the most since his 10 FTA against the Magic. His and-1 foul on Brandon Bass with less than a minute to go was infuriating. They weren’t going to win the game, but infuriating nonetheless.
Spencer Hawes, C 28 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +8The Celtics are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA. Of course, they outrebounded the Sixers 49-45. Hawes wasn’t supposed to be a starter, but he is, and the Sixers need more consistency on the glass.
Jrue Holiday, PG 42 MIN | 6-17 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 18 PTS | +8Jrue Holiday started the game coming off high pick and rolls, knifing his way through the paint for a couple of easy baskets. Avery Bradley and Kevin Garnett adjusted in the second quarter by pinning Holiday toward the sideline causing awkward passes and multiple turnovers. Like Turner, Holiday put up decent numbers, but did so in an inefficient matter.
Arnett Moultrie, PF 20 MIN | 5-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -13As the first man off the bench, Moultrie was active in and around the basket. In his first game playing extended minutes, the rookie big man shot 5-of-5 from the field. Fun fact: He is 13-of-14 from the field in his last five games.

 By the Numbers

The Sixers shot 5-of-21 (23.8%) from three-point range.

Quote of the Game

“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

Parting Shots

The Sixers forced 22 Celtics turnovers and showed fight throughout an otherwise sloppy game. An 8-0 run to finish the third quarter cut the Boston lead to 5, but a 7-0 Celtics run to start the fourth pretty much put this game to rest.