NBA Game Summary - Boston at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, February 5th)
Final Score: Boston 114, Philadelphia 108
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green netted 36 points to lead the
Boston Celtics to a 114-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at
Wells Fargo Center.
Green hit 5-of-7 from distance and Jared Sullinger tallied 19 points, 10
rebounds, five assists and four blocks to help the Celtics to their first two-
game winning streak since mid-December.
"Honestly, I've just been letting go of everything," said Sullinger, who
recorded his third straight double-double. "My dad came and told me face-to-
face, 'your body language sucks, and it looks like you don't really care.' He
told me to get back to my old ways, and ever since I've done that, everything
has been clicking for me."
Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double in the triumph, finishing with eight
points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, while Brandon Bass poured in 18 points
on 7-of-10 shooting.
Thaddeus Young led seven Sixers in double figures with 20 points, while Tony
Wroten scored 18 off the bench. Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen each notched
double-doubles, with Hawes donating 13 points and 14 rebounds and Allen
contributing 10 and 10.
After trailing for most of the first half, Philly went in front at 4:34 of the
second quarter on James Anderson's runner. Green then scored six during a 10-0
Boston flurry, and Sullinger's trey from Rondo in the final minute gave the
C's a 56-47 halftime edge.
The Celtics threatened to run away with it late in the third quarter, with
Green's 3-pointer giving them the largest lead of the night at 83-71. Wroten
gave life to the Sixers heading into the fourth with his heave from beyond
halfcourt as the buzzer sounded, making it 88-82.
Twice the Sixers got within three on Wroten free throws but Boston had an
answer both times. Sullinger's 3-pointer at 8:16 of the fourth had Boston up
99-93, and it never got under four the rest of the way.
"Kind of like the story of the year," said Hawes. "We battle back, but it
takes so much energy to get back into games."
Avery Bradley scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter for the Celtics.
Jerryd Bayless added 11 off the bench ... Evan Turner had 12 points, while
Michael Carter-Williams and Anderson scored 11 each for the Sixers ... Philly
outscored Boston 58-46 in the paint ... Both teams had 27 assists.
02/06 00:53:39 ET