Some Eastern Conference teams may be in for a surprise when they are matched up against the Philadelphia 76ers in round one of the NBA Playoffs.
The Sixers are a team that no one is talking about heading into the playoffs. They are a young team that is playing very well together.
They are playing their best basketball when it matters most—late in the season.
Since Jan. 22, the Sixers are 17-7. That is one of the best records in the league.
During its current stretch, Philly has shown it can play with, and beat, quality playoff teams. Wins over the Knicks, Hawks, Spurs, Celtics and Nuggets should prove that the Sixers can compete.
Here is a list of how the Sixers match up against the Eastern teams, and if they can prevail or not.