Garnett's 19 lead Celtics to 92-79 win over 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young (21) and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (5) vie for a rebound in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 8, 2012 7:05:26 PM PST
Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 16, and the Boston Celtics won the back end of a home-and-home with Philadelphia, beating the 76ers 92-79 on Saturday night.

Paul Pierce finished with 13 points and Rajon Rondo dished out 11 assists and collected nine rebounds, one night after his first triple-double of the season. Rondo had just seven points.

Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 22 points and Evan Turner scored 13. The 76ers have lost three of four.

Philadelphia won Friday when Turner hit the go-ahead basket in the lane with 3.9 seconds left in overtime and Rondo missed a game-ending shot after he slipped along the left baseline.


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