The Philadelphia 76ers are leading the Boston Celtics by a score of 55-33 at halftime at home in the Wells Fargo Center in their Wednesday night matchup. The Sixers came into the game with a 22-17 record and were riding a two-game losing streak and have lost three of their last four games. They're currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and in first place in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics came into the game with a 20-17 record and were riding a five game winning streak, which puts them in seventh place in the conference and in second place in the division behind Philadelphia.
The 76ers were led by guard Evan Turner, who scored 16 in the first half, and forward Elton Brand, who scored 12. Guard Lou Williams also came off the bench to add nine for the Sixers. Boston was led by starters Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass, who each scored eight points while Keyon Dooling, Chris Wilcox and Greg Stiemsma each came off the bench to score two.
The Celtics will have a lot of ground to make up in the second half to battle back from a 22-point deficit but if the Sixers continue to pile on the points they shouldn't have too hard of a time coming away with a win on this one.
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