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Curmudgeon's Corner: What are the chances...?

I'll admit it: I didn't think they would get past the Bulls. Originally, I expected a sweep. Then, after all the injuries, I figured it would be over in 6. I thought they would lose Game 6 and then a Game 7 in Chicago.

I expected maybe one win against the Celtics, and I didn't think the series would be quite this competitive.

So. I was wrong. And I admit I'm glad I am, at least for the moment. I like watching our team give Boston all they can handle. I even enjoyed watching KG finally get called for mugging and general thuggery. And yes, I now want them to win this series.

But in the long term, what does this mean?

I still have the same concerns I did when I was rooting for losses at the end of the season so they would miss the playoffs. It's going to be increasingly hard to break up a team that is having unexpected playoff success. It reinforces the "we're only one piece away" mentality.

Mostly, I'm concerned that each win brings us one step closer to re-signing Tha BOSS and "Spencer Hades" (h/t Derek's phone's auto-correct). Continuity! If it ain't broken, don't fix it!

OK, so, anyway. The question on my mind is: As much fun as it is to see the Sixers doing this well in the playoffs, against all reasonable expectations, is this playoff success worth another five years of BOSS ISOs and ED softness in the paint? Would we trade a trip to the ECF for five years of exceptionally irritating .500 ball?

What do we think?

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