C's vs. 76ers in conference semifinals

May, 11, 2012
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BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics will meet the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference semifinal series starting Saturday night at TD Garden.

A short time before Boston finished off Atlanta in six games, eighth-seeded Philadelphia did the same in ousting Chicago. It's only the fifth time since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams during the 1984 season that a No. 8 stunned a No. 1. In fact, since the first-round expanded to a seven-game format in 2003, 8th seeds were 2-16 in those series entering this year).

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The Celtics were 1-2 against the 76ers, an Atlantic Division rival, during the regular season. A look at the complete first-round schedule:

Game 1: Saturday, May 12 - Philadelphia at Boston - 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: Monday, May 14 - Philadelphia at Boston - 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Wednesday, May 16 - Boston at Philadelphia - 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Friday, May 18 - Boston at Philadelphia - TBD (ESPN)
Game 5*: Monday, May 21 - Philadelphia at Boston - TBD (TNT)
Game 6*: Wednesday, May 23 - Boston at Philadelphia - TBD (ESPN)
Game 7*: Saturday, May 26 - Philadelphia at Boston - TBD

(* if necessary)

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jared Sullinger
PTS AST STL MIN
14.0 2.2 0.7 28.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsE. Turner 4.4
StealsM. Smart 1.1
BlocksJ. Sullinger 0.7