Sixers Beat the Beast of the East

In front of a raucous crowd 76ers hold on to top the Boston Celtics 89-86

By Colby Gallagher
|  Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:30 PM EDT
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Sixers Beat the Beast of the East

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Sixers fans rejoice! The team is back with a 89-86 win under their belt against the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics.

In a close, hard fought game, the Sixers stuck with the men in green, ultimately scraping by with a three-point win.

It was a big night for the starters. Center Spencer Hawes led the team with a 14 and 10 double-double. Andre Iguodala came close to a triple-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Elton Brand dropped 14 points.

The Celtics went cold, missing eight-straight baskets over a six-minute span in the fourth quarter. Jeff Green came off the bench with a vengeance, scoring 18 points.

C's Center Nenad Krstic had an impressive double-double with 16 and 15 but it wasn't enough to save the team, resulting in their second-straight loss.

Despite the tough loss, the Celtics will certainly learn a lesson from the game according to coach Doc Rivers.

"I don't know if you put more into the game, but you take more out of the game."

The win pushed the 76ers to 34-31 on the year.

Is this the beginning of another Sixers winning streak?

We'll find out soon enough. The boys will head to Milwaukee on Saturday to face off against the Bucks.


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