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Game 7: Sixers (3-3) @ Celtics (3-3) Open Thread

 

Game 7
Sixers @ Celtics
8:00 PM EST
ABC
TD Garden

Offensive Efficiency:
Boston: 96.5 points per 100 possessions (11th)
Philadelphia: 96.8 points per 100 possessions (10th)

Defensive Efficiency:
Boston: 93.2 points allowed per 100 possessions (1st)
Philadelphia: 95.0 points allowed per 100 possessions (4th)

Probable Sixers Starters: Jrue Holiday (PG), Evan Turner (SG), Andre Iguodala (SF), Elton Brand (PF), Spencer Hawes (C)

View From The Opposing Bench: Philadunkia

Thumbnail: Here it is: another Game 7 in the Big 3 era, and yet, for me, this uncomfortable feeling never gets any easier. In the playoffs, all elimination games are vital, but this one has an altogether different type of aura. This could be the last time we see Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce together as Celtics. This could be the final 48 minutes of an era that brought this organization two Finals appearances and its 17th banner.

But then again, the morbidity of it all might be unnecessary. This aging group had an extra day of rest for tonight’s showdown, which is absolutely crucial. (Although when he was asked right before the game whether or not he could sense how Ray Allen was feeling, Rivers gave his signature non-answer answer with a smile on his face.) The Celtics have more talent, more experience, and the two (or three, depending on your personal opinion) best players in the series on their side. This is a game they should win, and are favored to do so. Hopefully they get it done.

Prediction: Celtics 81, Sixers 74

Twitter: @ShakyAnkles

  • GowGow

    Come on, Cs! We can do this!

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  • I_Love_Green

    I'm going to try to enjoy the hell out of this game because this could be it.

    Hoping that Rondo shows up tonight, and extends this era for another game. He is the obvious key to the game for me.

    • High Rollers

      Everybody shows up tonight.

      • High Rollers

        But especially Rondo. Hoowa!

  • CelticsBIG3

    Lets go boys, lets go through this game 7 thing again and come out on top!!

  • Kafel

    Scared that it could be end but I believe that They pull it out and we will see Celtics giving hard time to Miami.
    Lets go Celtics!

  • I_Love_Green

    Those doubles on Pierce have been really killer, and its making things so much more difficult on offense.

    Also Doc needs to go with MP over Ray in the 2nd half.

  • IBleedGreen

    Rondo needs to stop the stupid-looking floater before he practices it.

  • Morpheus

    Lol 57-54 in the 4th quarter…and there goes that man Ray for threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • someguyinsac

    So awesome for Ray to find his ocean finally.

  • Morpheus

    KG!!!

  • Leeboo1211

    Blatant push foul on Rondo off the ball right in front of the ref and they don't call it, then the phantom foul on Paul on the Iggy break. Good job refs.

  • someguyinsac

    No way, just no way.

  • tomrod

    Rondoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Morpheus

    i was just saying when Paul fouled out that Rondo needs to step up offensively and provide scoring. He delivers with a layup and nuttin but bottom 3

  • Morpheus

    And another Rondo 3….good lord

  • someguyinsac

    I can see Rondo as team captain in the not near future, he's stepping up.

  • skeeds

    Ladies and gentlemen. Rajon Rondo just won us a game. By making long jumpers. And free throws. SUCK ON THAT, past me. I will never doubt whether or not he has what it takes to lead this team.

  • Switcharoo

    Next stop Miami!

  • Kafel

    Great game, Rondo really came up clutch.
    Just keep on grinding. Now bring on the heat!

  • I_Love_Green

    GRIT AND BALLS

    • High Rollers

      And more grit.

  • germanfan

    can't believe i just heard rondo screaming for the inbound pass from KG when philly wanted to foul and send to the line. even though he looked not invested at all in defense for the most part of 3rd and halb of the 4th wuarter, rondo came through after the captain had to take a seat.

    rajon rando, move out of the way for clutch-rondo!

    • germanfan

      half of the 4th quarter…

  • hansgruber

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the whereabouts of Ray Allen's clutch play. It is resting inside #9, Rajon Rondo. If he plays like this every game in Miami, they're going to the finals.

  • IBleedGreen

    When are the conference final tickets going on sale? I am definitely going.

    • CelticsBIG3

      Heard that. I will definetly try to get there. If you go to acetickets.com you can buy them now

  • CelticsBIG3

    BRING ME MIAMI BRING ME MIAMI BRING ME MIAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rondo was HUGE down the stretch another triple double

  • Batman

    I never once thought in the beginning of the season that we were gonna make the ECF
    I'm almost shuddering thinking about how much of a joy this season has been

    • someguyinsac

      You're back! Where you been, we been worried about you?

      • Batman

        Mostly busy :)
        Wanted to post for a while but luckily some more time today
        Hope to se you guys more again!

        • someguyinsac

          Well hope to see you more too, you've been missed here. =0

          • I_Love_Green

            +1!

  • Anthony

    Without Dexter Pittman, Miami has no shot.

    Celts vs San Antonio Finals?

    8 more wins till #18!

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