Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
PHILADELPHIA -- The third quarter -- "the survival quarter," according to Boston coach Doc Rivers -- again proved pivotal in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday night between the Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. Whichever team outscored the other in that period has won all six games in the series and, on Wednesday, the Sixers owned a 27-20 advantage, en route to an 82-75 victory, allowing them to force a seventh and deciding game Saturday in Boston. "We've given ourselves a chance," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "All we wanted was to win tonight and give ourselves a chance to go into Boston and see what happens Saturday in Game 7." Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, and Elton Brand added 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Sixers went from six down early in the third quarter to 11 up early in the fourth, then held on. Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Boston. Kevin Garnett, booed every time he touched the ball after saying the Sixers had ...
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