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Sixers Fall to the Celtics Stars

PHILADELPHIA — Before the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers started the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Sixers appeared to be a mere speed bump on the Celtics’ way to the Eastern Conference finals and perhaps a postseason rematch with the Miami Heat.

That perception was challenged when the eighth-seeded 76ers split two 1-point games with the Celtics and entered Wednesday’s Game 3 with a chance to continue as the surprise of the postseason.