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Third Quarter Wrap: Celtics vs. 76ers

Rajon Rondo [1] was quiet in the first half. But once he finally scored in the third, he didn’t stop. Rondo scored 14 points in just over eight minutes. He and Kevin Garnett [2] combined for all but six of the Celtics [3] points in the quarter.

The Celtics have their largest lead, 74-67, going into the final 12 minutes. They did not commit a single turnover in the third. Garnett and Ray Allen [4] are tied with a game-high 16 points. Elton Brand still leads the 76ers with 15 points.

The C’s are 31-7 this season when leading or tied after three quarters.