76ers stun Celtics 92-83 in Game 4 to even series

By Dan Gelston

Associated Press

Published: Friday, May 18 2012 9:05 p.m. MDT

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots as Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen (50) wait under the basket in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on Friday, May 18, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Alex Brandon, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Andre Iguodala snapped a tie game with five straight points in the final 90 seconds to help the Philadelphia 76ers storm back from 15 points down and stun the Boston Celtics 92-83 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Sixers were a team reborn in the second half and played like a squad that refused to roll over for the championship-tested Celtics. They tied the series at 2-2 and guaranteed a return home for one more game.

Iguodala, one of the more maligned athletes in recent Philadelphia history, put the Sixers ahead 85-83 and buried a 3-pointer for a five-point lead.

Game 5 is Monday in Boston.

Iguodala scored 16 points, Evan Turner had 16 and Lou Williams added 15.

Kevin Garnett had his first bad outing in an otherwise monster series with nine points. With Garnett in a funk, so were the Celtics.

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