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Andre Iguodala scored 28 points, including 10 in a row during a 19-0 fourth-quarter run Monday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 95-90.
Eddie House's 3-pointer gave Boston an 80-69 lead with 8:20 to play, but the Celtics couldn't score until Paul Pierce hit one of two free throws with 1:38 left. By that time, the Sixers were on their way to their ninth victory in 11 games and their 18th in 23 tries.
Andre Miller scored 20, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Samuel Dalembert grabbed 12 boards for Philadelphia, which pulled ahead of Toronto and into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, a game behind fifth-place Washington.
Kevin Garnett scored 18, Leon Powe had 16 and Ray Allen scored 14 for Boston, which lost its second straight game after winning 14 out of 15. The Celtics long ago clinched a playoff berth, and they played like it didn't matter down the stretch.
Boston never trailed in the first quarter and led for all but a few minutes of the second. But it was tied at 66 near the end of the third before House hit a 3-pointer, and Glen Davis made a couple of free throws to give the Celtics a five-point lead after three.
House hit another 3 early in the fourth to make it 78-68, and he added a left-side jumper to give the Celtics an 80-69 lead with 8:20 left. The Sixers scored the next 19 points — five by Young, four by Louis Williams and a steal and emphatic breakaway dunk by Iguodala to tie it.
Iguodala finished off another fast break to give the Sixers an 82-80 lead, then he hit one of two free throws, another fast-break dunk, another free throw and a fallaway jumper to make it 88-80.
This program aired on March 25, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.
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