Celtics Vs. 76ers, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 1: Boston Defeats Philadelphia 92-91 After Fourth Quarter Comeback

The Philadelphia 76ers were ahead of the Boston Celtics for almost the entirety of Saturday night's game one, but the Celtics staged a fourth quarter comeback and the 76ers were unable to hold them off. The 76ers were outscored 25-18 in the fourth quarter, and a triple-double by Rajon Rondo helped the Celtics seal the victory.

Andre Iguodala led things for the Celtics, scoring 19 points while picking up six rebounds and six assists. Evan Turner wasn't far behind, with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. With 11 minutes left to play in the game the 76ers were ahead 77-67, but Boston scored 23 of the next 30 points and had taken the lead with 3:37 left to play. The final seconds of the game were exceptionally close, with Jrue Holliday hitting a jumper while being fouled by Rondo, then making both foul shots. The Celtics inbounded the ball and Rondo simply avoided his defender as the final seconds ran out.

Game two of the series is in Boston Monday night, with tip-off at 7:00pm.

For all things 76ers, check out Liberty Ballers. If the Celtics are your team, Celtics Blog has you covered. And don't miss SB Nation on YouTube:

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.