BOSTON, MA - MAY 12: Evan Turner #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a shot as Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics defends in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 92-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The 76ers will look to even their series against Boston in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night.
Nobody said this playoff business would be easy.
Thewill try to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 1-1 in Game Two with the on Monday night at TD Garden.
The Sixers had plenty of chances to take control against Boston in Game One, but couldn't get the job done late.
The Celtics found a way in a 92-91 victory in Game One, mostly due to29 points and 11 rebounds, and triple-double.
After ousting the Bulls in six games, Philadelphia won't be a cake walk. It's true Chicago had some major injury issues, but Doug Collins has his team believing against a team that they've played well against throughout the season.
However, the Celtics know what it takes to win this time of year. They turned what was a 10-point Philly advantage early in the fourth quarter into a six-point lead with a 23-7 streak.
Boston is favored by all the experts because of the experience and poise it showed Game One.
If the Sixers want to win this match-up, winning Game Two has to be the turning point. Forget that the next two games are in Philly, holding serve probably isn't going to happen. A split is more likely, meaning a 2-0 hole would be devastating.
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