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PREVIEW/GAME THREAD: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics

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Tim Tebow may not be coming to Philly, but Sixers basketball sure is!* *on your TV screens** **The game's being played in Boston

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2014-2015 NBA Regular Season
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Monday, March 16, 2015
TD Garden, Boston, MA
7:30 PM ET
CSN Philly - Marc Zumoff, Malik Rose, and Molly Sullivan
Probable Starters
Marcus Smart PG Isaiah Canaan
Avery Bradley SG Jason Richardson
Evan Turner SF JaKarr Sampson
Brandon Bass PF Jerami Grant
Tyler Zeller C Nerlens Noel
2014/15 Numbers Of Note
0 - Numbers of minutes Tim Tebow will play tonight
19.4 - Thomas Robinson's PER second on the 2014-15 Sixers behind only Alexey Shved. Missing you.
1 - number of baskets Evan Turner made in 26 minutes at Indiana on Saturday night.
Tonight's Officials
Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow's ex-Roommate Riley Cooper
Tim Tebow's ex-Teammate Mark Sanchez

The Great Tebow Scare of 2015 has come and passed in Philadelphia, so now everyone in the city can focus on the sport that matters most this time of year: basketball! College fans are ecstatic over March Madness, NBA fans are ecstatic to see some of their favorite draft prospects in high stakes nationally televised games, and oh, there's a playoff chase in some cities and a tanking race in others. We're in the tanking race!

And this is a huge game because no matter what a result here hurts the Sixers in some capacity. Sixers win, not good, seeing as the Knicks, Timberwolves, and Lakers are racking up losses rather quickly. Sixers lose, means Boston wins, and Boston winning means they pass Miami and that's not good either because Miami is now out of the top 8 in the East and sitting with the 10th worst record in the league.

There will be negative consequences no matter happens tonight. Let's just hope what else happens in the coming month this turns out all right in the end.