Found April 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner might have been right when he said the Sixers match up better with the Chicago Bulls, their opponents in the first round of the playoffs, than the Miami Heat. But it doesn't mean the Sixers match up well. The Sixers, 20-9 at one point this season, struggled thereafter and finished 35-31, leaving them the Eastern Conference's eighth seed for the second straight year. The top-seeded Bulls are 50-16 and own homecourt advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. The best-of-seven series opens Saturday afternoon in Chicago, and it features two deep teams -- though the Bulls are deeper. And it features two defensive-minded teams -- though Chicago defends a little better. The Bulls won two of the three regular-season meetings. That, combined with the fact that the Heat swept four games from the Sixers -- and has beaten them 11 straight times in the regular season, as well as four of five in a first-round series last year -- might have led to t...
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