5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Will Shock the NBA in the Playoffs

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5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Will Shock the NBA in the Playoffs
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I know that you're thinking.

You're probably wishing that the NBA would just skip the first two rounds of the playoffs this year so that we can see two of the league's elite teams—the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat—battle it out in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

That matchup isn't a foregone conclusion, however. Not if the Philadelphia 76ers have anything to say about it.

The smart money isn't on the 76ers to make a lot of noise this postseason, but it definitely wouldn't be a complete surprise if the scrappy young team from the City of Brotherly Love pulled off a first-round upset.

So while many prognosticators have already counted them out, let's take a look at five reasons the Sixers could shock the world in the next couple weeks.

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