May 23, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA
Maybe it was the presence of Allen Iverson and Julius Erving that sparked the Philadelphia 76ers to rise to the occasion but they certainly want more of whatever enabled them to come back from the brink of elimination and force Game 7 with the Boston Celtics.
Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, Elton Brand had 13 and the 76ers won 82-75 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which neither team has won two games in a row.
Paul Pierce scored 24 points and Kevin Garnett added 20 points but the rest of the Celtics had trouble making the shots. They fell behind in the third quarter and their comeback bid fell short in the fourth quarter.
The two teams play once more in Boston with the winner going to the Eastern Conference Finals.