Philadelphia 76ers: 10 Reasons This Team Can Get to the Finals

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Philadelphia 76ers: 10 Reasons This Team Can Get to the Finals
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A month ago, the prevailing wisdom was that the Philadelphia 76ers' stay in the postseason would be a relatively short one.

A few days later, fate intervened.

When Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose tore his ACL in Game 1 of his team's first-round series against the Sixers, it caused a paradigm shift in the entire Eastern Conference playoff bracket. 

The ultimate beneficiary of said shift appears to be the team from the City of Brotherly Love. Not only did they wind up winning their series against Chicago, but now they're 48 minutes away from facing the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.

To call their run "unlikely" would be somewhat of an understatement. And given the fact that they haven't really looked all that good in the playoffs, who's to say that they can't catch lightning in a bottle and put it all together for one more series?

So, with that in mind, here are 10 reasons the Philadelphia 76ers can get to the NBA Finals.

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