After splitting the first two games of the series with a one-point win for both teams, the Philadelphia 76ers did not manage to keep things close against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series on Wednesday night. The Celtics took a 2-1 series lead with a 107-91 win at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Boston was more effective shooting, hitting 51 percent from the field versus 40.7 percent for Philadelphia. Kevin Garnett went 12-for-17, leading the Celtics with 27 points. Garnett was one of three Boston players to finish the game with a double-double. He had 13 rebounds. Paul Pierce scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds. Rajon Rondo had 14 assists to go with his 23 points.
Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 22 points, going 10-for-16 from the field in 26 minutes of playing time. Jrue Holiday had 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists playing a team-best 36 minutes. Three other players were in double figures for the 76ers.
Philadelphia can even the series with a Game 4 win on Friday in Philadelphia.