|Rondo and KG dominated Game 1|
The Celtics played convincingly, but the win must have been heart wrenching for Celtic fans. A one point win (92-91) against the leagues youngest team the 76ers who proved to be more than a walk in the park for the Celtics. The Sixer's speed, transition basketball, and athleticism was a strong plus for them. What proved to be the Achilles heel for the Sixers was experience as they continued to take horrible shots during the last 4 minutes of the game and looked out of sync. The Celtics on the other hand know what it takes the win in the playoffs, in every round. The only thing that can prevent them from doing so is if their injuries catch up to them, or they just run into a better team.
As for now I don't think the 76ers are one of those better teams. They are too young for certain situations, and lack chemistry in the closing minutes of the game. Yes the Celtics barely made it out alive in this game 1, but they showed me enough evidence to predict where this game will go. Rajon Rondo continues to be the best Point Guard in the NBA (in my opinion) putting up ridiculous stat lines, and hitting his open jump shots with ease. The aging big three with Garnett, Pierce, and Allen will always be a factor, and continue to make big plays when needed.
Prediction : Celtics take this series 4-2