Boston Celtics: Why Surging Philadelphia 76ers Can’t Be Overlooked

May 19th, 2012 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
After an impressive Game 4 come-from-behind victory, the so-called young, inexperienced Philadelphia 76ers proved they now know exactly what it will take to defeat the veteran Boston Celtics in these 2012 NBA playoffs.

In looking at the rebounding discrepancy in each contest, the play of 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen and Celtics big man Kevin Garnett, and each team's third-quarter performances—there are several areas in which the Philadelphia 76ers must and have exploited.

The Boston Celtics are the more talented, experienced team of the two. With three games remaining, two of which will be played in Boston, there is a clear edge for the Celtics to win the series.

Yet in the two victories that the 76ers have had in this series, it has been clear that the Philadelphia 76ers have figured out a thing or two about playing against this team.

When it comes to rebounding the basketball, the 76ers may well be the most underrated team in the league in this department. This season, Philadelphia finished No. 7 in the NBA in rebounding.

This series, in the team's two wins, the 76ers have out- ...

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