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Celtics Vs. 76ers Final Score: Boston Falls In Philadelphia, 99-86

The Boston Celtics will have to wait to take over the top spot in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division as they fell to the top-ranked Sixers by a score of 99-86 on Friday night in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. The Celtics won two in a row before falling to the 76ers on Friday night and this was the Sixers' second win in the last six games.

Boston was led by Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who both scored 20 points in their losing effort. Brandon Bass also chipped in 18 points. Those three players didn't get a lot of support from the rest of the team as there wasn't another player who was able to reach double digits. The Sixers were led by Elton Brand, who also scored 20 points on Friday night. He had much more support, though, as Jrue Holiday scored 15 points, Andre Iguodala scored 14 and Spencer Hawes chipped in 12.

Final - 3.23.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 32 17 17 20 86
Philadelphia 76ers 26 17 37 19 99

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The Celtics will attempt to bounce back from their loss to the Sixers on Sunday in Washington against the Wizards at 6 p.m. while the 76ers travel to San Antonio on Sunday to take on the Spurs.

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