76ers top Celtics to force Game 7 in East semis

Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, and Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 82-75 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night that tied the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

updated: May 24, 2012 18:04 IST
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In the most unpredictable of playoff series, Rajon Rondo was the one consistent playmaker for Boston.

Until Game 6.

Rondo had his quietest game of the second round and the Celtics paid with an ineffective shooting night that left them playing catch-up against rugged and determined Philadelphia. The Celtics could never take that clutch late lead and now find themselves trying to avoid a monumental upset.

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