You could see a difference in the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 against the Celtics compared to the first three games in the series. That difference was T.J. McConnell. Coach Brett Brown said there is an automatic energy you can expect from this guy whenever you put him out there.
Brown elected to stir up the starting lineup going into an elimination game by moving Robert Covington to the bench for McConnell.
Covington for the most part has been ineffective in the series. Despite good defensive effort throughout and a 22 point performance in a Game 2 loss, he has made just one field goal out of 21 shot attempts.
T.J McConnell played more minutes in game 4 than he had played in first three games combined. It was a season high too, as a matter of fact. He came out with that energy the Sixers coach was talking about scoring 19 points on 9-12 shooting. McConnell collected 7 rebounds and dished out 5 assists as well in the must win game Monday night.
There is not a doubt that the coaching adjustment made by Brett brown was key to the Sixers staying alive for one more game in the series.
Game 5 moves our eyes back to Boston Wednesday, as Philadelphia tries to focus on one game at a time.
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