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April 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
WITH HEAVY HEARTS, the Celtics gathered Tuesday to practice. They were supposed to be preparing for a game against Indiana at TD Garden, but that game was canceled in light of the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday. The NBA office had the final say about whether to cancel the game, and it announced the decision Monday night. Celtics president Rich Gotham said, from the team's perspective, the cancellation was not about public fear but "it was more a feeling about what's the right thing to do in this situation.
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May 12, 2012
The 76ers were 2-1 against Boston during the regular season, including a 32-point home victory March 7. Here is a look at those games:   76ers 103, Celtics 71 March 7 at the Wells Fargo Center   This game was all Sixers. Evan Turner made big news by scoring a career-high 26 points and pulling down nine rebounds as six Sixers scored in double figures. The victory ended a two-game losing streak and put the Sixers two games ahead of the Celtics for first place in the Atlantic Division.
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April 28, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
The Boston Celtics have a few days off to prepare for the second round of the NBA playoffs and a matchup with LeBron James. Ray Allen scored 24 points, making five three-pointers in the second half to help the Celtics beat Miami, 96-86, last night in Boston and eliminate the Heat in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Celtics will play the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals that will open Saturday in Cleveland. "I think it's a great matchup. It's great for basketball - such a classic series," said Paul Pierce, who scored 21 points.
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May 12, 2012
Here is the 76ers Eastern Conference semifinals playoff schedule May 12: 76ers at Boston, 8 p.m. May 14: 76ers at Boston, 7 p.m May 16: Boston at 76ers, 7 p.m. May 18: Boston at 76ers, TBD May 21: x-76ers at Boston, TBD May 23: x-Boston at 76ers, TBD May 26: x-76ers at Boston, TBD x-If necessary  
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January 26, 2013
The Boston Celtics, leading by 29-10 after the first quarter, fell to the host Atlanta Hawks, 123-111, in double overtime. It was Boston's sixth straight loss. Atlanta's Kyle Korver led all scorers with 27 points while making 8 of 12 three-point shots. Kevin Garnett had 24 points for the Celtics. Elsewhere: Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help the host Heat defeat the Pistons, 110-88, and earn their fourth victory in a row.   Kings intrigue An NBA spokesman confirmed billionaire Ron Burkle talked for two hours with commissioner David Stern at the league's New York offices Thursday to discuss his interest in the Kings.
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February 9, 2013
The Celtics' Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge that paced host Boston over the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-95, Thursday night. The Celtics improved to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury. Kobe Bryant scored 27 to lead the Lakers, who suffered their worst loss of the season despite the return of Dwight Howard after he missed three games with a sore right shoulder. Williams' knee surgery Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams had reconstructive knee surgery Thursday and will now begin a long rehabilitation period that could leave his status in question for the start of next season.
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May 13, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
All roads point to trouble for Boston. LeBron James scored 21 points, jamming in a powerhouse dunk over a defenseless Kevin Garnett in the final two minutes, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Celtics, 88-77, in Game 4 last night to tie the best-of-seven series at two games each. The top-seeded Celtics are 0-5 on the road in the playoffs, having lost three times to Atlanta and twice to Cleveland. Boston was 31-10 on the road during the season. James survived another weak shooting game, hitting on just 7 of 20 from the field.
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May 25, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were two fights Mike Tyson would have enjoyed, $14,500 worth of fines, the pass that lost a series, a crash more suited to the Indianapolis 500 and two players who declared Larry Bird overrated because of his skin color. And the basketball was superb. It was last season's NBA Eastern Conference final, won by Boston, 4-3, when Bird came through with 37 points and the Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons, 117-114, in the seventh game. Boston-Detroit II will begin at 8:05 tonight at the Boston Garden, and the cast of characters hasn't changed.
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April 10, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer
BOSTON - It had been a long time since 76ers coach Doug Collins could heap such praise after watching his team play. Problem was, following Sunday's game against Boston, the subject of Collins' adulation wasn't his own team, but instead the Celtics. Of course, finding positives with his own team has been a little hard to come by recently. But what Collins said about his friend Doc Rivers' team was what he no doubt wanted his players to hear. Before and after the Sixers fell, 103-79, to the Celtics, Collins poured praise over Boston like gravy on mashed potatoes, while, at the same time, sending a message to his players, if any of them cared to listen.
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December 23, 1990 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Boston Celtics announced yesterday that they have signed Derek Smith, the former 76er recovering from knee surgery. Smith, signed for the rest of the season, will begin his term with the Celtics on the suspended list and stay there until he completes his rehabilitation. It apparently will be a month before he will be activated by the Celtics. "He's an example of somebody with a lot of heart," said forward Kenny Payne, one of Smith's closest friends on the Sixers. "He's a guy who bad situations seem to follow, but they always work out for him. I never expected to see him in a Boston uniform, but they're a good team and they got a good player.
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August 14, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers will open the regular season on the road for the second consecutive year. This time, it will be a homecoming for second-year power forward Nerlens Noel. He'll lead the Sixers against the Boston Celtics in an opener at TD Garden on Oct. 28. Noel's hometown of Everett, Mass., is less than four miles from the arena. The Sixers will play seven of their first 12 games at home before spending 18 of their next 24 on the road, including six straight away games. The NBA announced its schedule Wednesday.
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July 14, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JEROME ALLEN looked at his time back coaching at his alma mater as an "opportunity. " When that ended in March, he did not really understand why everybody kept asking him how he was doing. He was taking his kids to school, helping coach a girl's soccer team at his church, continuing to teach four classes at Strawberry Mansion Promise Academy. He was doing just fine waiting for the next opportunity. That has come with Brad Stevens and the Celtics. Allen just spent the last week in Boston and will become a Celtics assistant coach.
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July 9, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
SALT LAKE CITY - Monday in his professional debut, 76ers center Jahlil Okafor started slowly, making only three of his first 11 shots. Compared with how the Sixers and Boston Celtics began last night's game in the Utah Jazz Summer League, Okafor was on fire the previous game. The teams began the contest by combining to make one of the first 19 shots. They had totaled only four points midway through the first quarter. Ah, summer league. When it was mercifully over, the Sixers prevailed, 76-62.
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March 18, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Sixers coach Brett Brown relayed to his team early in the day that the strategy against the surging Celtics was to get back on defense and limit how fast they play the game. So it was a bad sign last night when just 5 minutes and 2 seconds into the game, Brown was calling a timeout after 7-footer Tyler Zeller beat everyone down the floor and deposited an easy layup that upped the Celtics' lead to eight in what eventually became a 108-89 yawner. It was the 14th consecutive road loss for the Sixers (15-52)
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March 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - It took less than a quarter against the Boston Celtics to realize that the 76ers would not snap out of their road struggles. With 1 minute, 50 seconds left in the quarter Monday night, the Sixers had scored 14 points but were already trailing by 19. The Celtics built their lead to as many as 27 points while cruising to a 108-89 victory at TD Garden. It was the 14th straight road loss for the Sixers (15-52). Meanwhile, the Celtics (30-36) extended two winning streaks.
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February 8, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The 76ers' momentum came to a halt Friday night. It wasn't just because the team was without point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who was sidelined with a sore right foot. The Sixers were unable to make stops with the game on the line. As a result, the Celtics prevailed, 107-96, at TD Garden. The Sixers (11-40) battled back from a 26-point deficit to pull within three points (83-80) with 7 minutes, 37 seconds remaining. However, the Celtics (19-30) responded with a 12-2 run to take a commanding 95-82 lead with 3:52 left and never looked back.
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February 8, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BOSTON - With Michael Carter-Williams down with a foot injury for last night's game against the Boston Celtics, it was only natural that coach Brett Brown would start 6-9 JaKarr Sampson at lead guard. After all, as Sampson said, "the last time I played there was when I was playing for my father in, like, the seventh grade. " That's where this Sixers team is right now, and it didn't get much easier when Brown had to go to his bench for Sampson, and, later, turn to Tim Frazier, the Penn State product who had his first practice with the team on Thursday after being signed to a 10-day contract.
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December 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Wroten was benched for the last 5 minutes, 18 seconds of regulation and the overtime Saturday in a 76ers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He said the move did not influence his performance Monday against the Boston Celtics. Whatever the reason, the usually aggressive Wroten was passive and a nonfactor in a 105-87 loss to Boston. "I'm just trying to find my niche," Wroten said after he attempted just three shots in nearly 30 minutes. ". . . I'm not trying to do anything over what I am supposed to do. So I've just got to continue to try to find my way and hopefully things come together.
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December 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
SOME THINGS are just too hard to overcome. In a season that already encompasses a 17-game losing streak and a loss by 53 points, the 76ers may have suffered their most debilitating defeat on Saturday at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies when they blew an 18-point lead with less than 8 minutes to play. As much as players and coaches will talk about moving on, the hangover from Saturday seemed evident in last night's listless effort against the struggling Boston Celtics as the Sixers dropped their fourth straight, 105-87.
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December 17, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
After they coughed up an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter on Saturday, the 76ers spent two days talking about how to finish games the right way. They didn't need to worry about that problem Monday night in a 105-87 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. They were never in it after the first quarter, squandering a chance to take advantage of one of the rare winnable games on their schedule. "It's a fact that you do lay an egg from time to time in the NBA over 82 games.
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