If the Sixers are to bounce back and win this conference semifinal series against the Celtics, someone is going to have to start impersonating Andrew Toney.
Toney was known as the Boston Strangler in the early 1980s, as he more than once helped carry the Sixers to a postseason victory over the Celtics.
How valuable was he? He averaged 25.9 points per game in playoff victories over Boston, but only 15.5 when the Sixers fell. His field-goal shooting difference was enormous (57.1% to 39.6%).
Below is his complete 19-game postseason history against the Celtics, but we break those numbers down first:
|TONEY vs. CELTICS POSTSEASON BREAKDOWN|