Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The last dozen or so times the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers faced off, we saw a gritty, tough, defense-heavy style of basketball being played. Friday night, things started with high-percentage shots and an up-and-down flow, but ended much the same, as the Sixers beat the Celtics by a score of 95-94 in overtime.

Evan Turner hit a spot-up jumper with 3.9 seconds left to put the Sixers ahead by one, and on the other end, Rajon Rondo—who finished with his first triple-double of the season—missed what would have been a game-winner. 

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 27 points, but needed 24 shots to get there, and Evan Turner managed just 26 points on a whopping 26 shots. It wasn't a pretty contest, but it was close, and in the end, Philadelphia made one more play. 

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