I have been waiting for the right video clip to pull out one of my favorite lines from a basketball movie. Anybody remember White Men Can't Jump? Remember Sidney Dean talking about how 'it's pretty; it's so pretty!'
This will not be that post.
It wasn't a very pretty game, but it was an effective one for Philadelphia. The 76ers kept the Celtics from cracking 20 points in any period (20 in the 3rd). They didn't do much better, but they did do better; enough to win the game 82-75.
What the 76ers were nice enough to do is make up for the lack of poetry in the game by treating us to the occasional slam (thank you Andre Iguodala)--a thing of beauty in itself. Game Seven will be Saturday back in Boston.
Article by Travis Pulver