Found May 12, 2012 on Celtics Life:
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski - Edit by: Payton Wales) The Celtics open up their second round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers by dodging the Chicago Bulls bullet thanks to Derrick Rose’s injury. Looking at this match up has a lot of Celtics fans salivating at the mouth. Don’t be so quick to skip over this series looking at the potential Eastern Conference Finals opponent, at least no so fast. Are the fans forgetting about the season series between the Celtics and 76ers? In the first game on March 7th, when the Celtics came in with a 20-17 record after turning things around from the start of the season, the 76ers put Celtics fans back to reality that this was going to be one long and tough road to the playoffs. Philadelphia ran away with a 103-71 victory at home by outrebounding the Celtics 54-35. More impressive was the way Philadelphia closed out defensively. There is no doubt that the 76ers are younger and will have more energy, even younger than the Hawks. ...
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