Philadelphia 76ers: Can They Redeem Themselves and Beat the Boston Celtics?

March 11th, 2011 by Glenn Barnard Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers (33-31) have a chance to redeem themselves tonight, not only by winning, but by winning against the Boston Celtics (46-16).

Both Philadelphia and Boston are coming off bad losses. Boston is coming off a 108-103 loss to the Clippers, in which they trailed by as many as 23 points. And we all know how the Sixers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder: Andre Iguodala has the chance to seal the win and commits an offensive foul, and Kevin Durant sends the game to overtime on a miraculous three-point shot. And that is why Kevin Durant is Kevin Durant, and Andre Iguodala is simply not.  

Tonight's game is not necessarily a must-win for either team, though a win for the Sixers could re-spark the fire that has had this team 30-18 (16-6 since Jan. 21) since their dismal 3-13 start.  

Boston leads the season series 2-0, with both previous matchups coming in December. Philadelphia put up a tough fight in both games, losing only marginally in each. The 76ers went 8-7 in the month of December, and the effects of their woeful start hadn't fully worn off. As of late, Philadelphia has started meshing, and Doug Collins has instilled in ...

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