May 17, 2012
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Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 27 points as they blew out the 76ers 107-91 in Game 3 of their second-round series.
Paul Pierce, right, had 24 points as he bounced back from a lackluster Game 2 performance.
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Rajon Rondo delivered two of his 23 points on this layup.
Garnett credited the Celtics' defense with keying the win that gave them a 2-1 series advantage.
Garnett had a game-high 13 rebounds while Pierce added 12.
Rondo had 14 assists as the Celtics played their best game of the series thus far.
The Celtics had such a large lead that they were able to rest Garnett, Pierce, and Rondo in the final minutes.
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