Sunday Basketball Notes
Revamped 76ers hope to keep up with pack
The 76ers could have continued their meticulous growth after pushing the Celtics to seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. If Philadelphia had stood pat, it would have been one of the top 4-5 teams in the East, with enough athleticism and defensive prowess to push the Celtics in the Atlantic Division. But the 76ers believed status quo wasn’t good enough.