After two games in Boston the series is tied one win each, and 173 points each. Tonight, on the home floor, in front of a sellout crowd, the Sixers will look to break both ties, hopefully once and for all.
Match Boston's energy early, then maintain it long past when Boston's tank runs bone dry. Extra attention to detail at the end of quarters when Doc Rivers re-inserts Garnett to try to steal momentum. Leave nothing on the floor, leave nothing to doubt. Emerge with a 2-1 lead, ready for Friday night. Sounds simple, right?
The tip is at 7pm. This is your game thread. I'll be right here throughout, join me and keep an eye out for that last straw. The Celtics are waiting to be broken, just begging for it. 48 minutes of hell tonight might just do the job.
Prediction: Whistles go the Celtics way as a makeup for the Garnett foul in game two, it isn't nearly enough to bail Boston out. 2-1, Philly before the clock strikes midnight.