There's three games left in the regular season for the Sixers, New York Knicks, and Milwaukee Bucks. It's finally OK to actually look at the NBA playoff picture now that the standings are shaking out with tangible possibilities. The Sixers and Knicks are tied at 33-30, with the Knicks owning the season series. The Bucks, having won last night over New Jersey, hang by a thread at 30-33. A Sixers win or a Bucks loss would eliminate Milwaukee and cement the eight Eastern Conference playoff teams.
But while a 3-game cushion seems comfortable enough to let go of the reins, keep in mind that the second to last