The Boston Celtics lead the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 41-33 at halftime of game seven, after getting off to a fast start and managing to stay ahead of the Sixers through the half. Brandon Bass is the leading scorer in the first half, going 4-7 with 10 points. Kevin Garnett is not far behind at 3-8 for 9 points.
Boston looked dominant early, but Phildelphia was able to build some momentum late in the first quarter, and the quarter ended with the score tied 20-20. Things were close through the second quarter, with Boston's lead rarely going above five, but late in the half Boston was able to put things together and extend the lead to eight. The Celtics are shooting 15-40 as a team, as compared to Philadelphia's 11-39. Rajon Rondo is all over the place for the Celtics, picking up five points, five rebounds, and five assists. They'll look to keep things up in the second half, as a do-or-die game seven continues.