Weekend Wrap-Up: 6/21-6/23

Cole Hamels has fallen to 2-11 on the season.

Cole Hamels has fallen to 2-11 on the season.

The Phillies had yet another dismal weekend going 1-2 against the lowly New York Mets. The situation for the Phils is looking more and more dire as the team approaches July. One Eagles star took his talents to the diamond to raise money for a very worthy cause. The future of the Flyers’ top netminder is still in question as the team has yet to make his fate known. A potentially historical trade is up for league approval and could change the outlook of the Atlantic Division or the 76ers.

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Sixers vs. Celtics Game 7: Keys to the Game

Andre Iguodala records this and one slam on Paul Pierce in Game 6.

The Philadelphia 76ers were able to successfully hold off elimination on Wednesday night. They were able to defeat the Celtics 82-75 to force a Game 7 in a series that has gone back and forth constantly. No team has been able to put together consecutive wins and that is what the 76ers will have to do to move on and face the Miami Heat. The Eastern Conference Finals awaits the winner of tomorrow night’s game.

Tomorrow night could be the final game for the Celtics’ Big 3 of Garnett, Pierce and Allen.

For the Celtics, moving on would symbolize a ray of hope for a team to have one more chance to win it all, knowing they will inevitably be split up in the off season. For the Sixers, moving on symbolizes growth and will be another opportunity for Doug Collins to teach his team valuable lessons. It would also be a chance for the Sixers to get a shot at the Heat, who knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round last season.

Both teams have displayed their strengths in victories and their weaknesses in defeat. Tomorrow night will come down to which team brings their A game. If they both do, there will be certain keys to victory for both sides.

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Sixers Edge Out Celtics to tie Series

Andre Iguodala recorded 13 points, seven assists, and six rebounds to lead the Sixers to a Game 2 win.

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics last night, 82-81 to tie the series at a game a piece. The Celtics managed to edge out the Sixers by the same margin in the series opener. The Sixers got their revenge last night and head back to Philly for Game 3 with home-court advantage on their side. The Sixers went to Boston, took a game, and now return to the Wells Fargo Center where they have yet to lose in these playoffs.

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Last night’s game wasn’t pretty, but ugly games have become a trend for the Sixers throughout this postseason. They have relied on staunch defense and timely buckets to keep them in games and both of those things were on full display last night. The Celtics averaged 91 ppg during the regular season and the Sixers did a good job of keeping them off that number in Game 2.

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