Why the Celtics are the 76ers’ biggest obstacle in the postseason

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We are entering the last quarter of the 2023 season, where the picture for the post-season is very clear. Regarding our Eastern conference, the Philadelphia 76ers team has performed well against many of the opponents, except the Boston Celtics.

Being a divisional rival, we played three games against the Celtics, and the fourth one is scheduled exactly one month from now. While Philly did try to trouble the reigning conference champions in all those three encounters, they fell short in each of those games. Can we consider the Celtics as the biggest obstacle in our title race?


Barring the latest match-up, where Joel’s miraculous game-tying 3-pointer was a fraction of a second late, Celtics have dominated all meetings between the two teams. Considering the 7-game series, they are surely one team to watch, regardless of our meeting in conference semis or finals. To break down our possible encounter with the divisional rivals, let us analyze the Celtics’ strong points and the difference between the two sides on “high-performing attributes.”