From today's Philadephia Inquirer:
Assuming the Sixers can at least tread water and retain the No. 8 position, they would face a best-of-seven series against the No. 1 Pistons. So, do they need to show the Pistons something tonight?
"No," Iverson said. "We need to show ourselves. It's not about proving anything to them. I could care less what they feel about us. They're going to be confident anyway. They can look at their regular-season record [56-14] and look at ours, and feel confident that they can beat us. This game's not going to matter to those guys, but it'll matter to us."