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76ers vs. Celtics: Game 5 Preview

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The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a huge Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics to tie the series up at 2-2–making this one of the most intense matchups of the 2012 NBA playoffs. What’s even more impressive is the Sixers managed to pull of the win despite trailing the Celtics by 18 points at one time during the game.

With Game 5 set to take place on Monday night, Philadelphia realizes how important this game considering they would have the chance to close out the series on Wednesday if they can pull off the win. With a team as experienced as Boston, the last thing Philadelphia wants is to take a trip back to the TD Garden next weekend for Game 7.

Andre Iguodala has been nothing short of phenomenal for the Sixers this postseason and how far this team goes relies heavily on his shoulders. Iggy came up big once again in Game 4 and if he can perform at a high level once again on Monday–there’s no reason why Philadelphia can’t steal Game 5 in Boston.

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