Sixers Fall Short as Garnett Pushes C's to Victory

At least Flyers, Owls won

The Sixers put up an impressive fight Thursday night against one of the NBA’s elite teams but in the end the young 76ers didn’t have enough to beat the veteran Celtics.

Kevin Garnett banked in a shot off an alley-oop pass with 1.4 seconds left to give the C’s their ninth straight victory, 102-101 over the Sixers.

After Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala drove for a hook shot with 6.6 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 101-100 lead, Rajon Rondo flipped a long pass to Garnett for the winner. The Sixers were caught in a defensive switch at the time that left the much smaller Jrue Holiday covering K.G.

Garnett then raced to midcourt to intercept the 76ers' inbounds pass preventing a final prayer.

Ray Allen led Boston with 23 points, Rondo had 19 points and 14 assists, Glen Davis added 16 points, and Garnett finished with 14.

Jodie Meeks led Philadelphia with 19 points and Iggy added a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

At least all wasn’t lost for Philly teams Thursday. Behind two Danny Briere goals the Flyers downed the Leafs 4-1 and Temple’s men’s basketball team used 30 points from guard Ramone Moore to beat 10th-ranked Georgetown 68-65.

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