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Celts/Sixers Franchise Meet For the 21st Time In The ‘Offs

August 16, 2020

As you have read here, I am opposed to the partial season/playoffs going on in both basketball and baseball. Hockey I can live “con.”

Despite my opposition, especially to basketball, let’s note there will be an opening round series between the heavily favored Boston Celtics and their long time rival, Philadelphia 76ers.

Boston holds a (9-4) edge in the many ‘offs series between the teams. When the Sixers were the Syracuse Nationals, the teams met in 7 playoff(s) series, with the Celts winning 4.

The first such series was in 1953, the most recent just two years ago, when the big underdog Celtics upset the 76ers, in the “quarters.”

Both that series and this year’s began or will begin on a Monday.

Click below for a nice article regarding Celts/Sixers history  by Jim Fenton of The Patriot Ledger.

Celtics and 76ers have a long playoff history

 
 

 

 

 

“Monday, Monday can’t trust that day.” Certainly Celts won at Philly, in “Monday upsets,” 50 years apart in 1968 and 2018

 

 

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