Will experience pay for Celtics?

Big-game history on is Boston's side entering Game 7 against Sixers

Updated: May 26, 2012, 8:57 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics are quick to dismiss the numbers, even though they suggest the team is in a favorable position as they prepare to host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night at TD Garden.

History tells us that home teams prevail nearly 80 percent of the time in Game 7. What's more, the Celtics are 17-4 all-time at home in Game 7s and boast more Game 7 victories than any other team in NBA history. Conversely, the 76ers ...

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