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Once More With Feeling; Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia Sixers

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This is all you need to know about the Celtics vs. the Sixers this year. Twice in the last month they headed into a game against Philly needing to win to catch the Sixers in the standings (or at least get an edge in a tie-breaker situation). Here's what happened.


Final - 3.7.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 17 16 20 18 71
Philadelphia 76ers 33 22 25 23 103

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Final - 3.23.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 32 17 17 20 86
Philadelphia 76ers 26 17 37 19 99

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This is the last game against Philly so the tie breaker is gone. The Celtics have taken the Atlantic lead the hard way, but they'd serve themselves well by winning tonight to extend that lead.

Matchup to watch: Let's go with the easy one - Paul Pierce vs. Andre Iguodala. Both guys have varied skillsets and what one lacks on one side the ball, they make up for on the other. Pierce is the better scorer, Iggy the better defender (though Iggy can score and Pierce can defend).

Prediction: The law of averages says that the Celtics are about due for a win against these guys. Of course the law of back-to-backs says that the Celtics should be tired on Easter Sunday. I'll go with a win because I'm a homer.