Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 8/31/12
No division in the NBA has improved from last year as much as the Atlantic. It may be a stretch to think all five teams are playoff-bound. However, it isn't far-fetched to think that four of the five teams will be in the postseason come next spring. Therefore, each week we'll preview one of the five teams that make up the division and see if any of the other four can unseat the Boston Celtics atop the Atlantic to earn a top-four seed. Boston has finished in the top spot for the past five straight seasons. View the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors previews here. Philadelphia 76ersIn this third installment, we examine the Philadelphia 76ers. The third-place team in the Atlantic Division finished last season at 35-31 and earned the final seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They finished just four games behind the Celtics. As the eight-seed, Philadelphia beat first-place Chicago before falling in the second round to Boston. Their last Atlantic Division title came in 2001...
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