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First Quarter Wrap: Celtics vs. 76ers

A scoring duel is brewing in Philadelphia. Elton Brand started the game a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. He leads all players with 12 points. Ray Allen [1] is right behind him, however, with 11. Allen tied Wednesday’s total (3 points) just over a minute into the game.

The 76ers opened the first quarter with a 3-point play by Andre Iguodala [2]. They jumped out to a quick 9-3 lead but Kevin Garnett [3] scored six consecutive points to propel a 10-2 Celtics [4] run. Once the C’s tied it up, they kept the 76ers away from the line, committing just one foul in the quarter.

The Celtics trail 25-23 after the first.