Barstool’s Dave Portnoy has message for Sixers fans before Game 7
The two best words in sports is about to happen on Mother's Day in Boston, as the Sixers and Celtics play with a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals on the line.
The winner will host the No. 8 seeded, Miami Heat, on Wednesday night.
Well noted Boston fan Dave Portnoy, who founded Barstool Sports, has a message for Sixers fans before Sunday's Game 7.
"This Is the big leagues, Philly." Portnoy said on a social media video. "You need to know how to close a team out on your home court."
Portnoy apparently invited his mother to the game for Mother's Day and said: "You think I would invite my mother to the game, if I had any doubt it's happening? My mother would hold that against me forever."
"Game 7. Boston. Mother's Day. Book it. Philly, I love you scum bags, you had a chance, but you really didn't."
This is the eighth time the two teams will meet in a Game 7 all-time.
Two of Boston’s six comeback series wins after trailing 3-2 have come against the 76ers (1981 East Conference Finals, 1968 East Division Finals). The Celtics won the NBA Finals in both of those seasons.
After Thursday loss, the 76ers are just 1-8 in their last nine clinching opportunities against the Celtics, dating back to the 1981 Eastern Conference Finals. Sixers head coach Doc Rivers is now 17-32 in his career with an opportunity to clinch a series win (3-5 with the 76ers).
You can listen to Sixers-Celtics, Game 7 at 3:30 on 97.3 ESPN.