After going back and forth at each other over the course of six games, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics are going to have their seasons come down to this. The two will meet in Beantown for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday for the right to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Join us for our NBA picks for this big time clash in Boston!
NBA Matchup: #8 Philadelphia 76ers @ #4 Boston Celtics Game 7
Date: Saturday, May 26th, Time TBD
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Playoffs Odds: Boston -5.5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT OR ABC
The Celtics and the 76ers have played a brutal series against one another, and there have been games that have been all over the board. The Celtics have won games via blowouts, the Sixers have won games via blowouts, both teams have had chances to win close games… there have been offensive battles and defensive battles. There has been pushing and shoving, and now even an appearance from Allen Iverson at Game 6. Of course, winning a Game 7 in Boston is a totally, totally different story. These Celtics have been here and done this a number of times over the course of their careers, and a lot of those times have come as this core of players for the most part. Meanwhile, the 76ers just don’t have that type of experience. Sure, Andre Iguodala and company figured out how to take down a crippled set of Chicago Bulls in a deep series, but in the end, this isn’t a Boston team that is crippled in any way, shape, or form. The Celtics are the better team, and just as Philly used its home court advantage to run away with Game 6, we think that Boston will use its home court advantage to do just that in Game 7 as well.
NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics -5.5