Posted April 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
Despite a largely rough final two months of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers have played well down the stretch. The visiting 76ers hope to build even more momentum heading into the playoffs with a fifth consecutive victory in Thursday night's regular-season finale against the Detroit Pistons. Philadelphia (35-30) had a four-game lead in the Atlantic Division on Feb. 13, but is 15-21 since then and headed to the postseason as the seventh or eighth seed. The 76ers are tied with New York in the standings, but they are eighth in the Eastern Conference based on the Knicks owning the head-to-head tiebreaker. Philadelphia can earn the seventh spot and a first-round matchup versus Miami with a win Thursday and a New York loss to lowly Charlotte. If the 76ers remain in eighth place, they will open the postseason in Chicago this weekend. "The one thing I've learned is don't start jockeying,'' coach Doug Collins said. "Just win and play who you're supposed to play. Sometimes you can fool...
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