Happy Festivus! Not much going on in Beantown the past few days. The Celts were in action last night, looking for their 14th straight win as they took on the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden in front of 17,000+.
The 76ers came closer than anyone has in beating the Celtics throughout their win streak. The Celtics trailed by trailed by 6 entering the break, and brought it in the third quarter, outscoring the 76ers by 9 points to take the lead going into the 4th. Each team traded shot for shot, leading to an 84-80 win and current best 14 game winning streak.
Ray Allen lead all scorers with 22 points. Pierce, Garnett, and Shaq were all in double figures as well. Nate Robinson has looked solid in Rondo's absence, which makes this streak look even better. The Celtics got some big minutes from Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels off the bench as well.
With this win, the Celtics look to put their 14 game win streak on the line Christmas Day against the new look Orlando Magic. Tip-off is slated for 2:30. Another must-see game will tip off after the Celtics, where the Miami Heat travel to LA to take on the Lakers. Should be some good basketball this weekend.
Some other notes:
- The Bruins are in action tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers. Hopefully they can get out of the funk they're in.
- The Pats are travelling to Buffalo on Sunday to take on the Bills. Hopefully the Pats will clinch top seed and the AFC East.
That about sums up the sports scene over the last few days. Have a great Christmas Weekend!