Thursday, November 1, 2012

1st Round - Celtics/76ers - Game 3

Tonight, this series came to a collision point, as Boston's blowout in Game 1 and Philadelphia's gutsy response in Game 2 melted into an instant classic.

Andrew Bynum, Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday continued to play hard, scoring highly, much to the approval of the Philadelphia crowd. Having been stung in Game 2, Boston was forced to respond and they did, even if it was through desperation.

Down by 2 with only 2.2 seconds left on the clock, the ball was inbounded to Paul Pierce as he broke free from the defender out to the wing. "The Truth" wasted no time on anxiety and fired away for 3, sealing a much needed win for the defending champions, who had their spirits shaken in Game 2.

Their hopes of stunning the champions were immediately deflated and Philadelphia desperately called a timeout of their own with only .2 seconds to spare, but Andrew Bynum simply wasn't fast enough to get a shot off.

The Celtics win 102-101, showing Philadelphia that they're in for a battle.

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