Sixers news: Julius Erving, Dikembe Mutumbo attending Game 4 vs. Celtics
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Sixers have Julius Erving, Dikembe Mutumbo in attendance for Game 4 vs. Celtics

Dikembe Mutombo, Julius Erving

The Philadelphia 76ers are a loss away from getting eliminated from the playoffs. Worse, a loss Monday night to the Boston Celtics would result in a disappointing sweep. The Sixers are going to need all hands on deck and all the support they can have from their fans in order for them to avoid such a frustrating exit. Hopefully, the presence of two legendary Sixers players would provide a significant shot in the arm for the Philly.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hall of Famers and former Sixers players Julius Erving and Dikembe Mutombo are at the Wells Fargo Center watch Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Sixers and the Celtics.

Erving played for 11 seasons in Sixers uniform from 1976-1987. Over that stretch, he played in 836 games and averaged 22.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. Perhaps more importantly, he led the Sixers to a title win in 1983.

Mutombo, on other hand, played for only two seasons (2000-02) with Philadelphia, but was an instrumental figure in the Sixers run to an NBA Finals appearance in 2001. Mutombo compiled averages of 11.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 106 games played for the Sixers.

Prior to this season, the last time the Sixers made a trip to the playoffs was in 2012.