Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 12/8/12: Video Highlights and Recap

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2012

The Boston Celtics avenged Friday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers by defeating Doug Collins' team, 92-79, Saturday night.

Boston was up 20 points at halftime before the 76ers turned things around and won the third quarter by seven points. It wasn't enough to win the game, but the end result could have been much worse.

Kevin Garnett led the way for the Celtics with 19 points, although it's odd that the big man didn't grab a single rebound in his 23 minutes on the floor. Paul Pierce also contributed with 13 points, and Brandon Bass had 10 points on the night.

Philadelphia usually struggles to score, and that held true on Saturday. Thaddeus Young was able to pour in 22 points, and Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner each reached double figures, but that's where the buckets stopped.

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Player of the Game: Jeff Green

This is the Jeff Green Boston wants to see on a consistent basis. He's the team's best chance at having a legitimate all-around scorer off the bench, but he must show it more often.

In almost 23 minutes of playing time, he had 16 points Saturday night. He didn't contribute in many other ways, but he played efficient basketball and helped pace Boston's effort.


What's Next for the Philadelphia 76ers

The 11-9 76ers will host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.


What's Next for the Boston Celtics

The 11-9 Celtics will welcome the Dallas Mavericks into town on Wednesday.