Players to watch
He has been both a reserve and a starter in two games, yet the shuffling has not bothered the rookie center/forward. Allen has grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds through Games 1 and 2 and gives the Sixers much-needed muscle under the boards. If he can continue to provide a physical presence, the underdog's chances of pulling off the upset increase.
The guard has been solid all season when he has had to fill in for injured Derrick Rose. His defense on Jrue Holiday has to be better than it was in Game 2, when Holiday went 11 for 15 from the floor and scored a game-high 26 points, handed out six assists, and didn't commit a turnover.