Boston Celtics defeat Philadelphia 76ers, 100-86

PHILADELPHIA - When Sam Cassell's jumper sailed high above the rim late in the fourth quarter for an airball, it was safe to say he was a little rusty.

In his Celtics debut last night against the Sixers, Cassell was scoreless on 0-for-2 shooting and had 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 fouls, and 2 turnovers, playing 5:24 of the 100-86 victory at Wachovia Center. It was his first action since Feb. 20, when he was still a Clipper.

Cassell, who averaged 12.8 points and 4.7 assis...

PHILADELPHIA - Doc Rivers noted that you don't get a trophy for 50 wins in the regular season. Ray Allen said he'd look in his mailbox at home today to see if there was a prize for getting 50 wins. And Kevin Garnett basically couldn't care less.

With their focus on the big picture of an NBA title, the Celtics were ho-hum about becoming the league's first 50-win team after a 100-86 victory over the Sixers last night at the sold-out Wachovia Center.

"I didn't even know...