The Philadelphia 76ers hope to take advantage of their home court in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
The game will be broadcasted on TNT at 7 p.m. EST, but you can also watch a live stream online available here.
The 76ers edged the Celtics with a last-second shot in Game 2 to shock the Boston faithful and are hoping to build off of that momentum on Wednesday night. The Celtics were shocked when star forward Kevin Garnett was called for an offensive foul with little time remaining in the fourth quarter that gave the 76ers a chance to win it at the end.
The foul gave the 76ers life and helped prevent an 0-2 hole that would have been difficult to climb out of. Instead the 76ers return to their home arena at 1-1 and with an undefeated streak at home in these playoffs.
The 76ers are undefeated at home in the playoffs thus far and are hoping that strong streak continues.
The fans are very appreciative of what we're doing, forward Elton Brand told reporters on Tuesday. And they're happy.
The 76ers haven't wowed anyone in their playoff victories this season, but have done a nice job of getting contributions from a variety of different players. In Game 2 it was Jrue Holiday who led the way with 18 points, but the bench contributions from Lavoy Allen and Lou Williams were crucial.
The 76ers are doing a nice job of playing cohesive basketball and it has allowed them to compete against the older, more experienced Celtics. The Celtics have a decided talent advantage, as well as the experience of winning a NBA Finals, but have had trouble with playing strong at the beginning of games.
I don't like the fact that we took, to me, almost three quarters to play the right way offensively, coach Doc Rivers said. We knew the blueprint before the game. It took us three quarters to get into it. I always say that's on me. Somehow, I have to figure that out with our guys.
The Celtics will hope to get off to a better start on Wednesday in order to quiet what would be a raucous Philadelphia home crowd.
Being in their building really isn't going to affect us, Ray Allen told reporters. It's all about how we play them when we get out there, how we take care and work together better than what we did (in Game 2).