May 26, 2012 – Boston, MA
Led by Rajon Rondo, who had a triple-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 85-75, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Rondo scored nine straight points to widen Boston’s lead from three points to 12 late in the fourth quarter. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and Paul Pierce added 15 for Boston while Andre Iguodala’s 18 points, Elton Brand’s 15 and Jrue Holiday’s 15 for the 76ers were not enough to overcome bad shooting (35% from the field).
Boston now travels to Miami for the best of seven Eastern Conference finals.