Wilbon: Careful what you wish for 76ers

April, 27, 2012
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Wilbon By Michael Wilbon
ESPNChicago.com
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They're lined up around the corner to face the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. Doesn't matter that the Bulls have the best record in the NBA, that they won 50 games in an abbreviated 66-game season, that they beat heavyweights Miami and San Antonio among others without Derrick Rose in the lineup, that they're the best rebounding team in the league and have perhaps the best bench in the league. Doesn't matter a bit. They've had their eye on the Bulls for weeks, circling the best team in the Eastern Conference like road kill.

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Michael Wilbon is a featured columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com. He is the longtime co-host of "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN and appears on the "NBA Sunday Countdown" pregame show on ABC, in addition to ESPN. You can follow him on Twitter: @RealMikeWilbon

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jimmy Butler
PTS AST STL MIN
21.6 3.2 1.6 39.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 10.5
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.6
BlocksP. Gasol 2.3