25 May 2012

76ers proving first-round win was no fluke

5:16 am on 25 May 2012

The Philadelphia 76ers ground out an 82-75 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday to force a deciding Game Seven in their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series.

Philadelphia's season-saving victory was far from pretty, but they avoided elimination with a gritty effort to tie the best-of-seven series at 3-3 and set up the decider in Boston on Sunday.