Sixers fans hope history will be made

Andrew Kramer
May 07, 2018 - 9:10 pm
Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) fouls Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36).

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SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With their backs against the wall, the Sixers got their first win of their second-round playoff series with the Celtics Monday night. 

No NBA team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit in the playoffs. But fans like Michael Morgan are now hoping the Sixers will make history.

"I mean, there's a first for everything," he said. "Miracles happen every day, right? That's what I'm banking on."

The 76ers need to win three more in a row against the Celtics to do that. As Owen Kaiser points out, it all begins with Game 5 on Wednesday.

"If they steal one on the road, I think the momentum's on our side," he said.

"Hope they get one in Boston and then it's a whole new series," echoed his friend Jake, a fellow Sixers fan and believer in the process. "You always have to trust the process."

"Oh yeah, you trust the process always," added Kaiser.

That feeling echoed in Wells Fargo Center as the team accomplished something that's never been done before.

"Why not us?" said Kyle Demarino in response to whether the Sixers have a chance to be that first team.

"We have the better roster," said Demarino. "They have arguably the better coach, but if we get into a rythym I don't see why not, we have the better team."

He went to Game 4 with his friend Tyler Grant, who said now that the team got its first victory, anything can happen.

"It's a momentum team. You see they get on streaks and they win and they can do it with that type of fire and momentum," said Grant.