After two one-point games to begin their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Celtics blew out the 76ers 107-91 Wednesday night in Philadelphia to take a 2-1 series lead. The Celtics used a 22-6 run in the second quarter to run away from the young Sixers team. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo combined to score 74 of the 107 points. Garnett led the team with a game-high 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Pierce poured in 24 points and added 12 rebounds, while Rondo also had a double-double scoring 23 points and dishing out 14 assists.
Celtics send clear-cut message- Chris Forsberg has Wednesday night’s rout being a statement game for the team.
Angry Celtics send a message- Paul Flannery looks at the Celtics’ dominating performance.
Celtics paint pretty picture- Mark Murphy says the Celtics trusted what has worked for them ever since the All-Star break in Wednesday’s 16-point win.
Unrelenting defense flexed its muscle too- Gary Washburn has the Celtics’ defense being...