It isn't every season the 76ers win three straight playoff games. It isn't even every decade it happens.
The last time, in fact, was the first round of the 2001 playoffs, which turned out to be a pretty successful postseason. All it took to complete that three-game streak was 33 points from Allen Iverson against the Indiana Pacers, and a rimmed-out three-pointer by Jalen Rose that would have tied the game.
Yeah, it's been a while. Rose is now a television guy, clucking his tongue at players who miss big shots at the end, and Allen is showing up for exhibition games in Mongolia or someplace for cab fare.
The current Sixers won their third consecutive playoff game on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center in another eye-of-the-beholder game against the depleted Chicago Bulls. They took a three-games-to-one series lead with the 89-82 win, and merely needed another 22 points from Spencer Hawes and an almost unbelievable advantage at the free-throw line to hold off the Bulls.