Philadelphia: There are those special moments where you will always remember when you played in your first career home playoff game & at the same time it would launch your career.
Let’s go to May 13,1999 as the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of the 1999 NBA Playoffs from the First Union Center in South Philadelphia. This was the Sixers first home playoff game since May 12,1991 at the Spectrum.
This particular game was special as it was the first home playoff game for Allen Iverson who the Sixers took Number 1 in the 1996 Draft out of Georgetown.
Allen Iverson would not disappoint the fans for his first home playoff game as he dropped 33 points with 10 seals as Sixers took Game 3 97-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the series which was the best of 5 in the first round.
Dick Stockton on NBA on TBS:
The Sixers would go on to win the series in 4 games as back then the first round was a best of 5 & then get swept by the Indiana Pacers in the semifinals.
This would be a game that Allen Iverson would never forget what he did in his first home playoff game.
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