McGinnis: I Would Take My Chances Against Washington
Sunday, March 25th of 2018 marked the date of the 76ers clinching their first playoff birth in six years, thanks to the Pacers win over the Heat in Miami on Sunday. The Sixers' franchise has endured a great deal of losing through "The Process" but have emerged on the other end as one of the top up and coming teams in the NBA with emerging young superstars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The next step is to see how the young team handles the intensity of the playoffs and allow them the opportunity to get valuable experience for the future.
Sixers Radio Broadcaster Tom McGinnis joined The Sports Bash on Monday discussing his perspective on the 76ers reaching the playoffs:
“Now I still contend, because I’ve called like 100 playoff games, and when you go on the road you got to steal one of those first two games….I know myself, Indiana scares me because it’s not just Victor Oladipo and (Myles) Turner, it’s (Bojan) Bogdanovic and Thadeus Young and (Lance) Stephenson and Darren Collison and Cory Joseph, they’re good – I would take my chances against Washington but to get a home seed that still be a big thing no doubt about it, it’s a very good thing. It’s going to be an interesting two weeks heading into April.”
Checkout what McGinnis had to say about the Sixers last six years between playoff appearances, his respect for Brett Brown, the play of Joel Embiid, and more