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Sixers Beat Celtics, 82-75, In Game 6

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, and Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the tough-and-determined Philadelphia 76ers past the Celtics, 82-75 on Wednesday night to send the Eastern Conference semifinals back to Boston for Game 7.

No team has won consecutive games in a series where neither team has played well enough to seize control.

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo could be playing their last game together Saturday night if they can’t find a way to hang onto the ball and put away a Sixers team that won’t quit.

Former 76ers All-Star Allen Iverson earned a roaring standing ovation when he presented the game ball. By the end, the fans were on their feet for Holiday, Brand and Andre Iguodala.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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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