May 14, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen (20), small forward Paul Pierce (34) and power forward Kevin Garnett (5) react as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter in game two of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
The Celtics will try to close out the 76ers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Only one win separates the Boston Celtics from behind halfway in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
Boston will take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The Celtics looked very sharp in Game Five, perhaps turning in their best performance of the series. Brandon Bass delivered big time, scoring 27 points and adding six rebounds in a career night.
Boston looks like a team hungry to capture glory one more time, especially knowing that Miami is currently so vulnerable. Kevin Garnett has been reborn this postseason with one terrific game after the next, while Paul Pierce continues to display a heart of a champion, battling through injury every night.
Doc Rivers has to feel good about his teams chances. However, the 76ers have been tough throughout and won't roll over tonight with their season at stake.
Andre Iguodala is coming off of an atrocious performance, so it would be prudent to expect his best. After only scoring eight points on Monday night, Iguodala has something to prove.
A victory tonight would be enormous for the Celtics, who can use all the rest they can get before a likely showdown with LeBron James and company.
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