7 Stats for Game 7


7 Stats for Game 7

On Saturday night the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will fight in an elimination Game 7 to advance out of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and take on the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals. Here are seven stats to keep in mind for Game 7.

1. The Celtics and 76ers have identical postseason records at 7-5 each.

2. How much will the Garden factor into tonight's game? The Celtics and 76ers share the same homeroad records this postseason. Both teams are 5-1 at home and 4-2 on the road.

3. The Celtics are 1-0 this postseason when playing on Saturday. They won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Series on Saturday, May 12 in Boston. The 76ers are 0-2 on the same day of the week, also losing on April 28 to the Chicago Bulls in the first round.

4. The third quarter has been a turning point for the Celtics several times. They are 4-3 when leading or tied after halftime, but once pulling ahead in the next 12 minutes, they are 5-0 when ahead or tied after the third.

5. The Celtics and 76ers have faced off seven times in a Game 7. The C's have a 4-2 advantage all-time. The Sixers are 1-3 in Game 7's played in Boston.

6. During the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Rajon Rondo passed Dennis Johnson for fifth place in Celtics franchise postseason assists. He needs 14 to tie Bill Russell, who holds the fourth spot with 770 playoff dimes as a Celtic.

7. Neither team has won back-to-back games in this series.

Report: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

Report: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

A person familiar with the decision says free agent Derrick Rose has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose, a former league MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announce the agreement.

Rose played for the New York Knicks last season and averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists. The 28-year-old's role with the Cavs is still to be determined. He could be used as a backup or start depending on what the team does with All-Star Kyrie Irving, who recently asked for a trade.

Rose drew interest from other teams. He met with Cleveland's front office on Monday, when the team promoted Koby Altman to be their full-time general manger after he served as the interim GM since mid-June.


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