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That Playoff Basketball Buzz Is Palpable in South Philly

May 16, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

Sure, the Sixers beat the Bulls in the opening round of the playoffs last week, but that series certainly didn't have the history of the Boston-Philly rivalry. They're playing that rivalry up for tonight's Game 3 matchup at the Wells Fargo Center, with rally towels and signage reminding us of the bitter, epic feud these two teams used to have back when most of us were wee lads.
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Sure, the Sixers beat the Bulls in the opening round of the playoffs last week, but that series certainly didn’t have the history of the Boston-Philly rivalry. They’re playing that rivalry up for tonight’s Game 3 matchup at the Wells Fargo Center, with rally towels and signage reminding us of the bitter, epic feud these two teams used to have back when most of us were wee lads.

We’ll have more on the game in a bit, but for now, get ready for that 7:00 pm tip.

photo by the Sixers official Instagram