Sixers move on to meet Celtics...Beckett still in Fenway doghouse

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Associated Press

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Updated Friday, May 11 at 2:02 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah) scored 20 points and made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left as the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a 79-78 victory over the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in Game 6. The Sixers advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003.

BOSTON (AP)— Next up for the Philadelphia 76ers will be the Boston Celtics, who eliminated the Atlanta Hawks in six games with an 83-80 clincher. Kevin Garnett had a huge game with 28 points, 14 rebounds, five blocked shots and the go-ahead basket with 31 seconds left.

BOSTON (AP) — Embattled starter Josh Beckett did nothing to help restore his reputation Thursday night, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning of Boston's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Jack Hannahan hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis had a solo shot off Beckett, who was already in hot water with Red Sox fans for playing golf last week a day after he was scratched from his scheduled start with a sore back.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter and Martin Laird are tied after both shot 7-under-par 65 in the first round of The Players Championship. Tiger Woods is in jeopardy of missing the cut twice in a row for the first time in his career after shooting an opening-round 2-over 74 after missing the cut last week at Quail Hollow.

UNDATED (AP)— The NHL playoffs are off for a couple of nights. Game 7 of the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers series is Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The Caps-Rangers winner takes on New Jersey in the Eastern Conference final.

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