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The Sixers never really went away, but the Celtics (behind Bradley's big night) were too much for them.
The first half was the Avery Bradley show as he knocked down bucket after bucket and didn't let up on the defensive side either. He was a little more subdued in the second half but finished with a team high 22 points. The Sixers were outmatched but to their credit they never quite went away. The lead hovered around that 10 - 13 level for much of the night.
Credit newcomer Jordan Crawford for giving Boston a spark in the early 4th quarter. His three pointer and driving layup swung momentum to the Celtics and helped them get the lead back up to double digits when it seemed like the Sixers were threatening to make it a game.
Garnett, Pierce, and Green each had solid point totals, though Pierce had the yips in terms of turning the ball over.
Poor Doug Collins. He looks like he just needs a hug.
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