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If the regular season were to end today, the Sixers would be looking at a series against the Chicago Bulls. However with a few games left to play and residing just behind the seventh-seeded Knicks, there's also a possibility they could play the Miami Heat yet again.
Even though the Bulls will finish with a better record than the Heat, the Sixers would definitely stand a better chance against Chicago.
For one, the Sixers have proven they cannot beat Miami. They simply cannot keep up with the star power.
True, they took a game from them last season, but that was the best the Sixers were ever going to play.
There's no doubt Philadelphia matches up against the Bulls much better.
If you look at it position by position, the Sixers can stick with them. They showed that in the three games they've played against each other this year, winning one and keeping the other two close.
If Jrue Holiday comes up big in response to Derrick Rose, expect a Sixers/Bulls series to be closer than you think.