The Boston Celtics thoroughly handled the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 and are hoping that momentum continues in Game 4 on Friday night.
The game will be broadcasted on TNT at 8 p.m. EST, but you can also find a live stream online available here.
The Celtics cruised to an easy 107-91 victory over the 76ers in Game 3 through strong contributions from three of its four stars. Kevin Garnett, who turns 36 on Saturday, had 27 points and 13 rebounds; Paul Pierce had 24 points and 12 rebounds; and Rajon Rondo added 23 points and 14 assists.
It was a superb performance by the aging Celtics and answered doubts some had after Boston collapsed in Game 2 at home. The Celtics dominated the 76ers in Philadelphia in Game 3 and look to build a likely insurmountable 3-1 series lead with a win in Game 4 on Friday night.
One of the keys for the Celtics is Garnett keeping up his high level of play. Garnett is averaging 23.7 points and 12 rebounds per game against the Sixers through three games, as Philadelphia has been unable to put together a defensive strategy to stop him. The Sixers limited him to 16 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the regular season, but the cagey veteran has ratcheted up his level of play to another level.
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He's a great player, the Sixers' Thaddeus Young said. He's a guy who's going to go out there and do the dirty work and play hard all the time. He's going to motivate his team. That's what he's been doing the whole season and he's just cranked it up to another level in this whole playoff series.
Young had a fantastic performance in Game 3 with 22 points in only 26 minutes, but it wasn't enough to overcome poor performances by the majority of the Sixers' starters. Elton Brand had a mere three points, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner combined for eight points.
The Sixers will need more from those players as well as from stars like Andre Iquodala and Jrue Holiday, who combined for only 25 points in Game 3.