Celtics Slip By Sixers, 92-91

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BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett scored 29 points — his most in the regular- or postseason this year — and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Rajon Rondo had 17 assists, 13 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth career playoff triple-double. He ran the length of the court to receive the inbounds pass and dribble out the final 3.4 seconds of the game.

Game 2 is Monday night in Boston before the series shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4.

Andre Iguodala scored 19 points and Evan Turner had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.

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Rally For Schools On Rain Or Shine In Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and city schools CEO Andres Alonso are scheduled to rally with students and parents against spending reductions for schools.

The rally is set for Thursday evening in Annapolis.

The current proposed state budget reduces $94 million for education statewide. Baltimore city would lose about $15 million of that.

Alvin Thornton, who chaired a commission on Maryland school funding reforms, is scheduled to speak at the rally.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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