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.