END OF THE ROAD: Sixers lose Game 7

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In Game 7 at T.D. Bank Garden,
the Celtics gave Philly a pardon
from postseason play.
A poor shooting day
made the Sixers offense harden.

Rojon Rondo’s triple double
knocked the Sixers off the bubble.
The Celtics’ “Big Three”
caused some misery,
even with Paul Pierce in foul trouble.

But the Sixers hung on ’til the end,
keeping up with the series’ tight trend.
Andre Iguodala
scored 18 points — holla!
His Sixers career might not extend.

 

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THE RIGHT ANSWER: Sixers force Game 7

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With an A.I.-delivereed game ball,
the Sixers avoided last call,
as Jrue Holiday
ensured a next day
with a 20-point game to enthrall.

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BASS MASTERY: Celtics win Game Five

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Thanks to a surge from Brandon Bass,
the Celts took the lead up in Mass.
Bass led Boston’s crew
from out of the blue,
schooling the Sixers, class by class.
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With their captain traded away,
the Union earned a draw in play,
tying Dallas, 1-1,
their losing streak done.
Gabe Gomez’ goal had its say.

SOCKED: Phillies lose Interleague clash

After taking two from the Cubs,
the Phils faced one of AL’s clubs.
The slumping Red Sox
delivered some knocks,
making Cliff Lee one of the scrubs.

RIVALRY, SERIES RENEWED: Sixers stage wild comeback on home court to steal Game Four

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Down 15 points after two,
the Sixers, to many, looked through.
But then they erased
the mountain they faced
with a comeback from which legends grew.

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GARNETT GAIN: Celtics dominate behind KG’s 27

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Thanks to Kevin Garnett’s scoring spree,
the Celtics took the win in Game Three.
A big second frame
put the Sixers to shame,
and gave their homecoming misery.

After a late foul in Game Two,
Garnett came back like veterans do.
He flapped his gums
and beat war drums
and, on the court, led his whole crew.

The Sixers, down a lot at the break
could not find a comeback to make.
Their deficit grew,
and surely they knew
the game was the Celtics’ to take.