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- By jingqi86 [cn] Date 2012-09-06 2:19 AM
BOSTON -- Evan Turner made the go-ahead layup with 40. Fred Jackson Jersey .4 seconds left and Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened the second-round Eastern Conference series with an 82-81 victory Monday night. Turner finished with 10 points, including his layup that put the Sixers up 76-75. He added two free throws with 12 seconds to go. Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and Andre Iguodala added 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Sixers, who blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter as the Celtics won Game 1. Kevin Garnett had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Ray Allen scored 17 points for the Celtics. Game 3 is Wednesday in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won its first playoff game in Boston since 1982 despite committing a playoff-high 19 turnovers and getting outrebounded 47-36. Spencer Hawes finished with eight points and 10 rebounds and Lavoy Allen scored 10 points for the Sixers. Brandon Bass had 12 points for the Celtics, who couldnt quite repeat their comeback in the series opener. The Sixers led by 10 points early in the fourth quarter of Game 1 before the Celtics rallied for a 92-91 victory. It was starting to look familiar for Philadelphia on Monday, but the Sixers were able to hold off the Celtics down the stretch in a tight finish. Philadelphia led 57-49 entering the fourth, but Boston tied it twice before going up 72-71 on Avery Bradleys 3-pointer, setting off a series of shots from beyond the arc. Holiday answered with a 3 for the Sixers, then Ray Allen got the lead right back for the Celtics on a 3-pointer with 1:40 left. The Celtics had a chance to extend the lead after forcing the Sixers into a 24-second shot clock violation, but Rondo missed a shot and Iguodala got the rebound, leading to Turners layup to put the Sixers up 76-75 with 40.4 seconds to go. Rondo and Allen both missed shots that would have put Boston ahead, then Rondo fouled Turner with 14.4 seconds left as the shot clock was winding down. The Celtics fouled Turner again with 12 seconds and he hit both free throws to extend the lead to 78-76. Fans grew restless as the second half opened with sloppy, choppy play by both teams. Boston led 38-36 at halftime and nearly 7 minutes into the third quarter the score was just 43-41 with the Celtics still ahead. When the shots finally started falling, they were all for Philadelphia. The Sixers scored 14 straight points, turning a 47-43 deficit into a 57-47 lead in the final minute of the period. Boston went without a point for 4:40, finally scoring when Pierce made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left in the period. The Celtics committed seven turnovers during the quarter and made just 4 of 17 shots. Notes: The Celtics scored the first nine points. ... Boston made its first five shots, not missing until Hawes blocked Bradleys attempt 3:24 into the game. ... Rondo had eight assists in the first half, including alley-oop setups for Greg Stiemsma and Ryan Hollins, who had to reach behind his head for the pass but still corralled it for the two-handed dunk to put the Celtics up 33-29. ... Holiday led Philadelphia with 13 points in the first half. He was the only Sixer to score in double figures in the first two periods. Hawes was the next closest with six points. ... The Sixers had lost their last seven playoff games in Boston, last winning on May 23, 1982, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Josh Cribbs Jersey . Papiss Demba Cisse has been tearing defences apart since his move in the January transfer window, with a pair of stunning strikes in Wednesdays 2-0 win at Chelsea taking his tally to 13 goals from 12 games. If City can keep Cisse quiet and follow up its crucial 1-0 victory over United on Monday with a win at St. Darrius Heyward-Bey Jersey . Stanton hopes to return to the big league club on Aug. 10 to face the Los Angeles Dodgers during the Marlins next homestand. "Its not fun to just sit there helpless," Stanton said. Eric Berry Jersey . Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba scored with a powerful header in the 39th minute, but Sudan refused to be cowed and gave the pre-tournament favourite some nervous moments in the second half. Blaine Gabbert Jersey . Bobsleigh pilots Steve Holcomb and John Napier took gold and silver on the New York track. Champ Bailey Jersey . Jeff Withey netted 12 points as the Jayhawks (16-3, 6-0 Big 12) picked up their ninth straight win. JCovan Brown finished with a game-high 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Longhorns (12-7, 2-4), who suffered their first loss in 12 home games this season.Manchester United began its bid for a record-breaking 19th English league title by cruising to a 3-0 victory over promoted Newcastle on Monday. Ryan Giggs extended his record of scoring in every season since the Premier Leagues inception in 1992 by volleying home in the 85th minute. Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Fletcher hit first-half goals, but Wayne Rooney went a 13th match for United and England without scoring. While United is trying to regain the Premier League trophy from Chelsea, Newcastles priority is survival after bouncing straight back up following a season in the League Championship. "The most important thing in the first game is to win and, even though we could have scored more, well take that," United midfielder Paul Scholes said. "When we scored we were a constant threat after that and moved them around quite a lot." After a lacklustre World Cup, Rooney started equally forlornly in the Premier League -- curling wide of the target after meeting Nanis neat backheeled pass. United winger Nanis deflected attempt went wide before Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith flung his body in the way of John OSheas shot. Rooney dragged a shot wide after meeting a free kick and then sent a close-range volley over from Berbatovs header. Berbatov put United in front in the 33rd minute. Newcastle defender Jose Enrique inadvertently directed Scholes through ball to Berbatov, who steadied himself and then dispatched the ball into the far corner past goalkeeper Steve Harper from an acute angle. Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton could have equalized when Nani lost possession on the edge of the penalty area, but he went for goal rather than attempting to pick out better-placed teammates and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar made a comfortable save. Colt McCoy Jersey. It proved to be a costly misjudgment with United extending its lead in the 41st. Nani sent Patrice Evra racing into the penalty area and, although Rooney could not control the France defenders low cross, he managed to nudge the ball for Darren Fletcher to turn Fabricio Coloccini on the edge of the six-yard box and find the net. "We just had to tire them out as much as we could," Scholes said. "The second half especially, I really enjoyed that: creating chances, looking like we were going to score whenever we went forward." But Rooney, who last scored against Bayern Munich in March, continued to look uneasy in front of goal and was replaced in the 63rd minute by new signing and Mexico forward Javier Hernandez. Two United veterans combined for the third goal: Scholes picking out Giggs, whose first-time volley hit the ground before flying into the far right corner. "It was a great goal to watch," Scholes said. "We kept the ball well and it was a fantastic goal to start off with." United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the enduring midfield influence of the 35-year-old Scholes. "He showed at his age, you dont lose what hes got: passing, vision -- and hes still got a good appetite for the game," Ferguson said. "The game needs that. Theres plenty of good players in our country. Sometimes we beat ourselves up about the standard, but theres plenty of good in it." ' ' '
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