Cinderella Sixers outlast the fading Boston Celtics 92-83
The 76ers completely stunned the Boston Celtics during Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series.
So much that Celtics big man Kevin Garnett looked as if he had just witnessed the impossible become possible during the final moments of the game.
The Celtics controlled the first 80% of the contest. Paul Pierce came out playing with a young champion’s heart. Garnett was controlling the boards and every other Celtic played their position to perfection.
Slowly and steadily the Sixers began to chip away at Boston’s double-digit lead until the fourth where the teams slugged it out during multiple lead changes.
The Sixers took over at the 2:00 mark and the simply became a matter of a younger, hungrier team having more stamina than the exhausted veterans.
The young champion heart that Pierce displayed early on disappeared completely in favor of ticker that was barely pumping any blood at all.
The Celtics had the opportunities to pick their spots and take it down to the wire but the just didn’t have it in them.
Andre Iguodala paced the Sixers with 15 points, four rebounds and eight assists.