Turner, Holiday Lead Sixers Over Celtics
Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jrue Holiday added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers held off several fourth-quarter rallies to beat the Boston Celtics 106-100 on Friday night.
The Celtics cut the lead to four twice in the fourth quarter, 83-79 and 102-98, but couldn’t get any closer and fell to 2-3 with their only victories coming over the winless Washington Wizards. The 76ers won their second game in three nights to improve to 3-2.
Turner had 11 rebounds and Holiday had 14 assists. Dorell Wright and Thaddeus Young scored 15 points apiece.
Paul Pierce scored 24 for Boston, and Kevin Garnett finished with 19. Rajon Rondo had 14 points and assisted on 20 of the Celtics’ 37 baskets.
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