May 27, 2012
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The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 85-75, and will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals will be Monday in Miami.
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double for the Celtics with 18 points, 10 assists, and 10 boards.
Rondo was coming off a horrible performance in Game 6.
Kevin Garnett pitched in with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
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Kevin Garnett challenged the Philadelphia defense as he drove to the rim.
Paul Pierce drove to the basket in the first quarter. He had 15 points before fouling out.
Ray Allen hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers after missing his first five attempts.
Brandon Bass and Spencer Hawes got tangled up after Bass took a shot in the second quarter.
Celtics coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers argued a call in the first half.
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Kevin Garnett attempted to keep possession of the ball while surrounded by 76ers defenders.
Rajon Rondo and Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young battled for the ball in the third quarter.
Celtics mascot Larry the Leprechaun rallied the crowd before the game.
Paul Pierce led the pregame chant in the Celtics huddle.