How they rank in NBA's Eastern Conference
7. Philadelphia 76ers
Record against Boston: 0-2
A rejuvenated Elton Brand leads the 76ers in points and rebounds (15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds) and point guard Jrue Holiday (13.8 points, 6.2 assists) has broken out under coach Doug Collins. The team has certainly over performed, including a notable win over San Antonio before the break. The Sixers have rebounded since starting the season 5-14, and they represent a dangerous opponent for one of the Eastern Conference's top seeds in the postseason because they can actually play defense.