Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fittingly, the hero for the Sixers was Andre Iguodala, who has taken a ton of heat over the years for not stepping up in the clutch and hitting the big shots. After the Bulls foolishly tried to add to their 1 point lead in the final seconds of the game, Iguodala grabbed a rebound and took the ball coast-to-coast and got fouled with 2 seconds left. Iguodala had ice in his veins, hitting both free throws to give the Sixers a series win.
The Sixers now await the winner of the Celtics/Hawks series, which will likely be Boston. Don't expect a Celtics/Sixers series to be pretty but also don't expect the Celtics to simply walk all over the Sixers. It's been a long, long time since the Sixers got to the second round of the playoffs and they deserve a ton of credit for getting there. While their path was easier due to injuries, the Sixers still deserve a ton of credit for knocking off one of the elite teams in the league.
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