Apr 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers point guardJrue Holiday
(11) brings the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
In 2012, the Philadelphia 76ers were lead by All-Star Andre Iguodala and a young upstart point guard Jrue Holiday and managed to clinch the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The questions started. Could an eight seed squad defeat former MVP Derrick Rose and the high-octane Chicago Bulls? Would Philly become apart of the club of the few teams that have knocked off No. 1 seeded teams in the playoffs? Only four teams had done it in NBA history before the 76ers stepped up to the plate. Just reaching the post season was a tall task in itself, but this team was young and ready for the challenge.