76ers Climb Back to Take Game Four and Tie Series with Celtics at Two a Piece

76ers Climb Back to Take Game Four and Tie Series with Celtics at Two a Piece

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The Celtics have proven that when they are at the top of their game, they are a much better team than the Philadelphia 76ers.  However, when they go through stretches of cold shooting and tired, unmotivated play, they let teams slowly climb their way back into games.  This is exactly what happened in Friday’s Game 4 of round 2.  Boston started out incredibly hot, building a 14-0 lead in the first 4 minutes.  Philly couldn’t hit a shot, and Boston couldn’t miss.  However, the Celtics made the mistake of assuming that a hot start would carry them all the way to victory.  They had a comfortable 46-31 lead at half, but eventually let that slip away in the third and fourth quarters.

Kevin Garnett had been carrying the Celtics to this point in the playoffs, so his 3-12, 9 point game played a huge factor in the Celtic’s loss.  Rondo was his typical consistent self, scoring 15 points and dishing out 15 rebounds.  Meanwhile, Pierce reclaimed his usual high scorer position with 24.  Both Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala shared the top scorer position for Philly with 16 a piece.  Iguodala has been the Sixer’s go to man when they need a big shot lately, and he came through once again in this one as his back to back big shots in the closing minutes sealed the 92-83 victory for his team.