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NBA Playoffs 2012, 76ers Vs. Celtics: Sixers More Poised In Close Games

The Philadelphia 76ers completed a furious comeback to defeat the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The two teams' Eastern Conference semi-finals mach-up is now tied at two, as the series heads to Boston for game five.

Both of the Sixers wins over the Celtics have been close games – games the Sixers were awful in during the regular season. They were 1-8 in four point games and 5-18 in eight point games. So what's changed? Thaddeus Young says the team has found a new-found poise in such games:

"[In crunch time] we're playing with a lot of control, a lot of patience," Young, who scored 12 points -- none bigger than a finger roll that, with 10:30 remaining, tied the game for the first time since Paul Pierce hit a jump shot 17 seconds in -- went on. "We're letting things come to us and we're not forcing anything."
"We're running [our plays] to a T, and everybody is cutting hard, and even if you're not getting the ball you're cutting it and taking another guy with you. We're all making sacrifices for each other."

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