It was 2003 the last time the Philadelphia 76ers reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals and Andre Iguodala was entering what would be his final season with the Arizona Wildcats.

Thursday night, Iguodala made two clutch, game winning free throws to ice the game and series for his Sixers after taking the ball coast-to-coast, and drawing a foul on Bulls C Omer Asik.

He came to play last night.  He was the best player on the court and his steady play all series long is the reason why the Sixers can now say 2012 is the last time they won a playoff series.

Iguodala joined "The Scott Van Pelt Show" Friday afternoon and talked about what was going through his mind during the final seconds of Game 6.

Iguodala shared the story of a trick teammate Tony Battie taught him while at the foul line: think of something that makes you happy.

Iguodala did.  He visualized teaching his son how to shoot free throws and sunk both of them without hitting a centimeter of the rim.

A date with the Boston Celtics on Saturday night lies ahead for the Sixers and Iguodala knows what kind of competitor Paul Pierce is: "He's a great player and I've been matched up with him my whole career and have learned a lot from him.  He's going to be a tough guard."


Andre Iguodala on "The Scott Van Pelt Show."



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