The NBA Regular Season is over, and while there is still a play-in tournament for each conference, the Sixers first round opponent is already set. That being said, the Sixers’ ambition lies beyond just the first round of the playoffs. Here’s a complete collection of playoff possibilities for the Sixers playoff run in the Eastern Conference:

  • First Round: Toronto Raptors

    The Sixers finished out the regular season earning the 4 seed, so that means that their first round opponent will be the 5th seeded Raptors. The Sixers will be the home team in that series.

  • Second Round: Miami Heat or Lower Of 2 Winning Play In Teams

    In the 2nd round, the scenarios get slightly more complicated for possible opponents for the Sixers. More likely than not, they will end up facing the top seeded Miami Heat in this round if the Sixers take care of business against Toronto, but if Miami ends up getting upset in round 1, Philly has a couple other possible opponents. The 4 play in teams are the Brooklyn Nets (7), Cleveland Cavaliers (8), Atlanta Hawks (9), and Charlotte Hornets (10). Whoever wins the 9-10 game will play the loser of the 7-8 game. The winner of that game will play Miami in the first round, and if an incredible upset does occur, that team would then play the Sixers.

  • Third Round: Remaining Team From Other Side Of The East

    In the 3rd round, the Sixers will face the remaining team in the East, which could be one of the play-in teams we talked about, or the bottom bracket teams which are the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, and Boston Celtics. There’s so much that could happen there to determine who would play the Sixers in the Eastern Conference Finals

  • Fourth Round: Western Conference Champion

    Here’s the list of teams in the Western Conference side of this year’s playoffs, in order of seeding:

    Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Pelicans, and San Antonio Spurs.

    Whoever wins the West would obviously play the Sixers in the Finals.

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