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Sixers Need A Win To Force A Game 7 With The Celtics

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Before coach Doug Collins had his Philadelphia 76ers look ahead to Game 6, he had them rewind the tape to a dusty Game 7.

He slipped in a highlight video of Sixers vs. Celtics, Game 7, 1982 Eastern Conference finals. Julius Erving and Larry Bird. Andrew Toney and Maurice Cheeks. Robert Parish and Kevin McHale.

The Sixers blew a 3-1 lead in that series and were forced to win Game 7 on the road to reach the finals – which they did.

The Sixers trail this season’s East semifinals 3-2 entering Wednesday’s Game 6 in Philadelphia. But Collins wanted to push the point that winning another Game 7 on the road can be done.

But first?

Game 6.

KYW’s Matt Leon previewed the game with Sixers beat writer Bob Cooney:

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