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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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BOSTON -- Doug Collins really couldn't be happier with the play of his young team Friday night. "Great, great win for us, on the road, character builder, team builder -- all the things we're trying to do," the 76ers coach said after Philadelphia held off the Celtics 106-100 to go to 2-0 on a three-game road trip that ends in Toronto on Saturday night. The Sixers...
Sure, Philadelphia has done well on the court during his tenure, but what Collins takes pride in is leaving an impact on the lives of his players. Whether it’s helping Evan Turner control his emotions or turning a young floor general, Jrue Holiday, to become more of a vocal leader, Collins knows there is more to coaching than just X’s and O’s.
I hope KG has words for Spencer Hawes about his hairstyle.I’m sure you’ve heard people saying that this is a rematch of the second round matchup last year. And I guess it kind of is, but a whole bunch of different pieces are in place for both teams, so previewing and predicting this thing is kind of useless. As such, I’ll give you a different bit of uselessness: three irrational...
BOSTON — Once upon a time, Doug Collins was given three years to prove that he could (or could not) turn the Chicago Bulls into a championship-caliber club. Collins’ team featured a budding superstar in Michael Jordan, a young enforcer in Charles Oakley and would eventually have promising rookies Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen to build around.
Most fans know how Collins’ tenure...
Doug Collins talked about how important teaching is, his impact on the NBA over the past 40 years and why coaching is about more than X's and O's.
TORONTO -- The Philadelphia 76ers were playing for the second night in a row but they made the Toronto Raptors look like the tired team on Saturday at Air Canada Centre. Powered by a dominating second quarter in which they outscored the Raptors by 25 points, the 76ers earned a 93-83 victory over Toronto before an announced crowd of 19,800. The win that gave the Sixers a 3-0 trip...
After leaning on their defense at the start of this season, the Philadelphia 76ers may have gotten just the breakthrough scoring performances they've needed last time out.
The 76ers will try to build on that showing in Saturday night's visit to the Toronto Raptors, who are hoping to have leading scorer and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry back in the lineup.
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Referees: Rodney Mott, James Williams, Sean Wright
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At Home: 1-1
On Road: 1-1
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Jrue Holiday (18.0 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (9.0 rpg)
Boards: Evan Turner ...
The Philadelphia 76ers entered tonight averaging 83 points per game. “Never fear!” said the Celtics, who allowed them to score 106 points and crush their season high of 88. The Celtics had a horrendous second quarter (which I should be used to by now) where they were outscored 34-25 and spent the rest of the game playing catch-up. While the Celtics outscored the 76ers in...
TORONTO – The Philadelphia 76ers were playing for the second night in a row but they made the Toronto Raptors look like the tired team on Saturday at Air Canada Centre. Powered by a dominating second quarter in which they outscored the Raptors by 25 points, the 76ers earned a 93-83 victory over Toronto. The win followed Friday’s victory over the Boston Celtics while the Raptors...
Thadeus Young talked with me about how Doug Collins has helped him grow as a player, being the veteran leader on a young Sixers team and how important a strong start to the season is.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever in a 77-62 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Evan Turner also scored 14, and Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 12 points for the Sixers, who dominated the second half defensively. The Hornets committed 14 of their 24 turnovers...
The Celtics trail the 76ers at the half 57-45 as the Sixers perimeter players combined for 34 points with 8 assists for Jrue Holiday. Spencer Hawes had some nice second chance baskets late in the second quarter and shut KG out of the paint for most of the half. Despite his legendary headband-mullter combination, Hawes [...]
Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever in a 77-62 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Evan Turner also scored 14, and Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 12 points for the Sixers, who dominated the second half defensively. The Hornets committed 14 of their 24 turnovers after halftime and...