In the first two minutes, the Sixers attacked Boston’s best-of-the-league defense earnestly, taking a 7-0 lead to open the game. Andre Iguodala even hit a three! Spencer Hawes went at Kevin Garnett, and Evan Turner got lift over Avery Bradley.
On the other end, Brandon Bass missed his first three shots. Boston, with an already anemic offense, needs him to hit open jumpers, and he will get plenty of chances.