The Boston Celtics lead the Philadelphia 76ers 46-31 at halftime, after opening the game with an 18-3 run and staying on top of Philadelphia all night. The Celtics are shooting 16 for 32 (.500), well above Philadelphia's 8 for 36 (.222). The Celtics also lead in fouls, though, collecting 14 to Philadelphia's eight.
After a first quarter score of 24-12 it looked like the 76ers might be able to get back into things at the start of the second, as they capitalized on a series of Boston mistakes and pulled within six at 24-18. Boston was able to settle in to things and by the end of the second quarter was consistently ahead by ten, and building back to tying their game-high lead of 15 points.