Monday, March 24, 2008

Sixers Stun Celtics With Huge Comeback Win

In a game that looked lost, the Sixers went on an improbable 19-0 fourth quarter run to knock off the team with the best record in the NBA, the Boston Celtics, 95-90. The Celtics looked in control pretty much the whole way, leading by as much as 11 points, until they went cold in the fourth quarter and missed 11 straight field goals. Andre Iguodala led the way for the Sixers with 28 points, including 10 straight during their 19 point run. Iguodala is looking more and more like the star we all hoped he would become.

This game was a combination of the Celtics playing terrible down the stretch and the Sixers playing their best ball of the season. Every shot by the Celtics was contested, and they went nearly 7 minutes without scoring. It was the Sixers most impressive win of the season: a huge comeback on the road against the best team in the NBA.

The win moved the Sixers past the idle Toronto Raptors into the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. They still remain one game behind the Wizards for the 5th seed. Next up for the surging Sixers are the slumping Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, a game they should be able to win to continue their playoff drive.

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