Wednesday, February 04, 2009


The Philadelphia 76ers made a big mistake last night. With a 2 point lead and the clock ticking down, they left Ray Allen open at the three point line. Ray sinked the shot to give the Celtics a 100-99 win, their 12th straight victory.

Allen had 12 points in the 4th quarter. His final three pointer came thanks to Pierce's fake toward the net. Pierce had 29 points. Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 8 assists. The Celtics won without KG, who sat out with the flu.

The Celtics' magic number to clinch the Atlantic Division is now 17. But their lead in the Eastern Conference is much more tenuous. They're 1.5 games up on Cleveland, but both teams are tied in the loss column with 9 defeats.

Huge game Thursday night as Kobe Bryant and the Rapers, I mean Lakers come to town.


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