Rondo, Celtics rally to top 76ers in Game 1

9:53 PM, May 12, 2012   |    comments
May 12, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (right) knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers point guard Lou Williams (left) during the second half of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Rajon Rondo recorded his eighth career playoff triple-double on Saturday and guided the Celtics to a 92-91 win over the 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Rondo finished with 13 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds and helped Boston overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit. Kevin Garnett added 29 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Celtics, who defeated the Hawks in six games to advance to the second round for the fifth straight season.

Andre Iguodala, who sent the eighth-seeded 76ers into the second round with a pair of last-second free throws on Thursday, scored a team-high 19 points in the loss.

Game 2 is set for Monday in Boston.


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