The Boston Celtics find themselves in a great position heading into Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers. They have just two more games to win before they can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals and have two games on their home court to do it if needed. The odds are certainly in their favor.
While Paul Pierce was often the man to lead the Celtics during the regular season, Kevin Garnett has really stepped up to lead the team. At 36 years old (on Saturday, May 19) he may be "old" in terms of basketball lifespan, but he is proving there is still some gas left in his tank.
The Celtics squad knows they are playing in their last games together before the team will likely be dismantled to gear up for the future. Why not make some final memories by winning just 10 more games.
The Boston Celtics will take on the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center located in Philadelphia, Penn. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. EDT.
Boston comes into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semis finishing the regular season with a 39-27 record and was 15-18 on the road this year. They defeated the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Quarters in six games.
Philadelphia enters the matchup having finished the season with a 35-31 record and was 19-14 on their home court this year. They defeated the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarters in six games.
The playoff series:
The playoff series is currently stands at 2-1 in favor of the Celtics.
Where to watch:
The game can be watched live nationwide on ESPN.
The playoff statistic leaders:
Boston: Kevin Garnett- 20.3 points per game, Rajon Rondo- 12.9 assists per game, Kevin Garnett- 11.00 rebounds per game.
Philadelphia: Jrue Holiday- 16.7 points per game, Jrue Holiday- 4.9 assists per game, Spencer Hawes- 7.8 rebounds per game.
Injuries to note:
Boston: Chris Wilcox (aortic abnormality), Jeff Green (aortic aneurysm).
Philadelphia: No injuries of significance.
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