Ray Allen lead the Celtics (15-2) past the Sixers (7-9) 102-78 on Friday. The Sixers looked out of place, but the Celtics are the defending champions. Ray Allen poured in 23 points including three three-pointers, as he was 10-for-15 from the field. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and only two rebounds.
The Sixers held a 44 to 39 edge on the boards. Paul Pierce only had one field goal as he went for six points. The Sixers newcomer Elton Brand has lead them in scoring the last three games, but the Sixers have lost all three. Elton had 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Sixers only scored 78 points, there lowest scoring effort this season. They were scoreless until a Reggie Evans free throw with four minutes in the game helped them in the scoring column. Andre Iguodala only had nine points.
But, the bench provided a spark as Lou Williams had 15 points and six dimes, and Marreese Speights had 12 points and six boards. Thaddeus Young has struggled the past two games, as Friday he went 2-for-9 from the field for four points. Willie Green only had two points for the Sixers.
Philadelphia only shot 33 percent from the field. Andre Miller took 12 shots, making six of them for 12 points. He has not been shooting the ball well. The Sixers are back in action with a home game against the 7-9 Chicago Bulls Sunday.