Sixers Thrash Celtics Force Game Seven


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Iggy’s dunk on Pierce pretty much sums up game six.

Jake Moser

Iggy's dunk on Pierce pretty much sums up game six.

 After a convincing 101-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in game five, most thought the Boston Celtics had finally put their series to bed; however, the likes of Andre Iguodala and Jrue Joliday had other plans, thrashing the Celtics 82-75 in game six of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals matchup.

Holiday scored 20 points, including two huge free throws with 31.4 seconds remaining; Elton Brand added 13 points as the Sixers improved to 5-0 this postseason follwing a loss. Iguodala and Evan Turner had 12 points each while Lou Williams contributed 11 points in a balanced Philedelphia effort.

As for the Celtics, things were not as pretty.  The C’s shot a atrociuous 33.3% from the floor, their worst percentage in the playoffs in four years.  Pierce led the Celtics in scoring with 24 points and 10 boards, while KG scored 20 points and 11 rebounds.  No other Celtic scored in the double digits.  Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen each had nine.  The 76ers did a teriffic job of getting the ball out of Rondo’s hands.  Rondo had only six assists and four turnovers, and was never really a factor in Wednesday’s game.  In addition, Avery Bradley did not play last night due to a shoulder injury.

Game seven is Saturday night in Boston, look for both teams to fight to the death and put everything on the line.