A Perfect 12 at Home for Boston

Meanwhile, Toronto and Sacramento are road warriors
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2007 11:31 PM CST
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett pumps his fist as they pull ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, on Friday Dec. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) –  The last time the Celtics started this hot at home, they went to the NBA Finals in 1985. Boston hopes to continue that trend after improving to 12-0 at the "new" Garden with a 22 point win over Milwaukee, reports the AP. Paul Pierce had 32 points to help overcome the absence of the injured Ray Allen. Elsewhere in hoops:

  • Jason Kapono was one of many stories tonight for Toronto with 18 points and a career-high 16 assists as the Raptors won their fourth straight—this one at Indiana 104-93. Toronto overcame a 17-point deficit.
  • Sacramento got its first road win this season, topping Philly by 10. Brad Miller led the Kings with 25 points, 10 boards.