Sixers vs. Celtics: Boston’s Veteran Experience Will Beat Young Philadelphia

May 26th, 2012 by Kenneth Hicks Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics winner tonight in Game 7 will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals and be one step closer to an NBA title.

In one corner you have the young Sixers whose average age is about 25 years old, with two players over 30, that rely on defense and team balance—with eight guys averaging between six and 15 points per game in the 2012 NBA playoffs.

In the other corner you have the veteran, experienced Celtics whose average age is about 28 years old, with six guys over 30 that rely on defense and six key players who are averaging between six and 20 points per game in the playoffs.

The Sixers have an edge with youth, and good news for Sixers fans is, according to Jimmy Golden at The Associated Press, the Celtics will be without guard Avery Bradley tonight, who also missed Games 5 and 6. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Friday that Bradley will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a left shoulder that frequently popped out of its socket during the regular season and playoffs.

Golden went on to mention that the 21-year-old Bradley has been a key part of the Celtics' defense. ...

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