The Philadelphia 76ers forced Game 7 after they tied the Eastern Conference semi-finals 3-3 thanks to a solid team performance on both ends of the court. The game was a low scoring affair with the Sixers dominating much of the proceedings and keeping a steady lead throughout the 2nd half. The home team were outclassed from beyond the arc as well as from the free throw line but they came good in the paint, shooting much better than the visiting Celtics. Jrue Holiday had another solid game in this series conjuring up 20 points and delivering 6 assists to lead his team to a comfortable 82 - 75 victory at the Wells Fargo Centre.
The Sixers had 5 players in double figures while the Celtics had just two. The disparity clearly showed that there was one team that had contributions from all over and that team was Philadelphia. They had their tactics spot on as well, the 76ers, ensuring that Rajon Rondo never had total control on the ball and keeping tight possession on the guard. Paul Pierce, who scored a game high 24 points, failed to see too much of the ball in the final period and even though he was the one pulling off all the plays in the front court, the C's got entangled in their own errorneous offensive play and failed to take advantage of his hot streak.