Stars Have Huge First Half For Celtics

Pierce, Garnett and Allen all lead Boston to rout of Nuggets
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2007 11:20 PM CST
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, right, hauls down a rebound against Denver Nuggets center Marcus Camby during their basketball game in Boston, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston's big three made it look easy last night, pounding Denver for a 77 point first half on their way to a 119-93 victory. None of Boston's big stars finished with less than twenty points, with Paul Pierce putting up 26 and Kevin Garnett 23, with 13 rebounds. The Celtics have cruised to a 3-0 start, winning by an average of 24 points.

Boston's franchise high points in a half is 85, which likewise came against Denver, twice. Despite a strong 22 point performance from Allen Iverson,  the Nuggets never found a way to rally, hindered by Carmelo Anthony's 3-13 shooting effort. Iverson let his frustration show after a technical call in  the second quarter, exclaiming to the ref "We're down 25, isn't that enough?"