Saturday night saw one of the best games yet in the revived Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers rivalry. In a 48-minute game that had just about everything, the Celtics came out on top 110-107 at the Wills Fargo Center.
It was the Sixers that jumped out to an early lead, which they held for the duration of the first quarter. However, from late in the first quarter to the beginning of the second the Celtics went on a 13-0 run, and would gain a slim lead of their own. Philly closed the half strong though, and lead at the break.
That lead grew throughout the third quarter, and at one point the Sixers were up as many as 15 points. Things got close again late in the third, as the Celtics ripped off an 18-3 run to close the gap, and take a 10-point lead of their own. But that lead quickly evaporated as well, and it was a one-score game for most of the final five minutes.