Eastern Conference Semifinals Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics

Posted in Blogroll on May 12th, 2012 by Ron Glover

The Philadelphia Sixers and Boston Celtics are meeting in the NBA Playoffs for the 19th time (most in NBA history) with the Celtics leading 11-7. The NBA’s greatest rivalry is now passed on to a new generation that has yet to experience a feud that goes back to 1953. This is the first playoff meeting of the two teams since 2002 after meeting four times in the 1980’s

Here is my preview and prediction…

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Andre Iguodala and the High Expectations of Mountains Moving

Posted in Blogroll on May 12th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Iguodala celebrates after his free throws won Game 6 and closed out the Bulls in the first round…

The montane forest in this the season of the lockout dropped fans off peaks fast and slow. Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76’ers season were associated with Everest like highs and near Death Valley like lows. Iguodala has caught much heat in a city starving for its Sixers to become again the NBA mountainous. There was a minor step taken last night giving the Sixers a seminal moment of relevance, and that Andre held every last Philly fan’s breath in his free throw making hands was how it was supposed to be. Each generation of Sixers team has had a star that in some form captivated the entire league and gave the city sports wide credibility. They were the mountains moving giving everything they had to get the next win. Whether or not the Sixers have success in the next round against their historical rival the Boston Celtics depends on how this current version of Philadelphia rock gathers his new found experience points and builds the grains of moment by playoff moment consistency.

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