Philadelphia’s chances looked bleak
as it sought to end Boston’s streak.
But with the lead late,
the Sixers saw fate,
as the Celtics, by game’s end, hit peak.
Ray Allen, with a pair of free throws,
gave Boston the lead with 2 minutes to go.
Then Paul Pierce’s jumper
put Philly in a dumper –
and a deficit to big to overthrow.
But Philadelphia, one night before,
lost to the Bulls by a lobsided score.
The Sixers’ progress
shows when they impress
the league’s best on their current road tour.