Having been a Philadelphia 76ers fan for nearly four decades, that’s a pretty big deal. Usually there are only three circumstances that can get me to throw my allegiance behind a team I have despised for as long as I’ve watched the NBA.
1. By winning, the Celtics would beat a team whose loss would help the 76ers.
2. By winning, the Celtics would get a tougher playoff opponent.
3. By winning, the Celtics would prevent a zombie apocalypse.