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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Philadelphia



(Wednesday, December 13th)

Final Score: Boston 101, Philadelphia 81

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - With their star at home and their franchise in limbo the Philadelphia 76ers continued to struggle on the court, falling to the Boston Celtics, 101-81, at the Wachovia Center.

This was Day 6 of the Allen Iverson watch, as the electric guard was told to stay home starting last Friday and recommended a trade publicly soon after. As of late Wednesday night there has been plenty of speculation but no answer.

Paul Pierce and Ryan Gomes each dropped in 18 points and Tony Allen added 16 for the Celtics, who have won three in a row. Boston is one of the many teams to be rumored to have interest in Iverson.

Kevin Ollie netted a season high 14 points to pace Philadelphia, which has lost nine straight, including four in a row since the team told Iverson to stay away. It is the 76ers' longest losing streak since the team dropped 13 straight during their 1996-97 campaign.

Andre Iguodala finished with 12 points while Chris Webber posted a double- double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Sixers trailed by just two at intermission, but Boston outscored its opponent 29-19 in the third quarter to open up a 72-60 advantage.

Gomes hit a reverse layup with 8:04 to play in the third to spark an 8-0 burst, which he later capped with a lay-in to make it 58-48.

In all, Gomes netted nine points in the quarter to pace his club.

The Celtics then opened up the fourth with an 8-1 charge, and stretched their lead to 80-61 on a Rajon Rondo layup.

Philadelphia responded with five straight points to pull within 14 midway through the stanza, but never seriously threatened.

The Sixers actually led 27-24 after 12 minutes and fell behind 43-41 at the break.

Game Notes

Philadelphia's youngster Louis Williams established a career high with nine points...Webber was just 4-for-17 from the floor while Kyle Korver finished 3- of-14 for seven points...Wally Szczerbiak had 14 points and Delonte West added 13 for Boston.

12/13 21:58:16 ET


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