Sixers coach Doug Collins made it clear in his postgame news conference that he isn’t content to just force a Game 7 in Boston.
“I want more,” said Collins. “I’m willing to get greedy. We want more. We’ve fought, we’ve worked hard, we’ve gone through a lot as a team. Our mindset is, I don’t want to go into it with ‘No matter what happens, we’ll be OK’ I want to win it.”
Collins said he would tell his team to be confident and to go for broke in Game 7, which is Saturday night at TD Garden.
“You can’t think of any kind of consequence,” said Collins. “You’ve got to be poised. You’ve got to get through bad stretches.”
One key for Philadelphia Wednesday night was in slowing down Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had 9 points and 6 assists to go with 4 turnovers. Rondo played a disjointed game, and it had a lot to do with how Philadelphia was playing him.
“When you play Rondo, you have to give him different looks,” said Collins. “Our coverages were a little different and that helped us … He’s the head of the snake.”