Did Sixers Choose to Play Bulls in Playoffs?
With their first pick as a playoff opponent in the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers select the Chicago Bulls.
The Sixers looked long and hard at their two possible matchups in the first round – the Miami Heat and Chicago – and seemed to plan covertly to do whatever necessary to make sure that’s how things played out. While coach Doug Collins watched somewhat passively from the bench and most of his players sat in sports coats, the Detroit Pistons stomped out a meaningless 108-86 win Thursday night, securing the Sixers’ playoff dance partner. The loss finished the Sixers at 35-31, locking them into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.