Our first swing game of the series. Win, and you keep home court advantage in your back pocket. Lose, and you'll have to take another in Chicago to win the series. This is the biggest game of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner's careers to this point. How will they respond?
Doug Collins wants it to be 'raucous' tonight at the WFC. I'm typically not a raucous fan when I attend, but I will be there, anxiously awaiting the mind-blowing player intros. There's something special about playoff basketball, more than any other sport as far as I'm concerned. I was at the Yanks clinching game 6 of the World Series in 2009, I was there for Aaron Boone's walk-off against the Red Sox in 2003 and Derek Jeter's in the series in 2001, but nothing was as crazy as the Sixers playoff games I attended in Iverson's prime. I hope the place is packed tonight, and I hope the Sixers give the crowd something to cheer for. I hope...
The tip is at 8pm on ESPN2, I believe. This is your game thread. You guys are on your own, keep it civil, have fun.
Prediction: 2-1 sounds good to me.
If you're at the game, we're sitting in section 123, stop by.