The Boston Celtics are leading the Atlantic Division of the NBA and are just behind the Cavs for the best record in the east. The Sixers record does not come close to matching that.
But the Sixers are the surprise team. They surprise just about everyone and today that surprised the Celtics. How did they do it? This team just does not give up. They were down by as much as 13 in the third quarter, but they kept fighting — especially on defense. Saric is playing like a vet. And good old Sauce Castillo came up with some dynamic 3’s in the clutch.
I think Keith Pompey is right. None of the teams jockeying for playoff positions right now want to play the Sixers. Too risky. Too physical.
It is a hell of a lot of fun to watch!