5 reasons Philadelphia 76ers can take down Celtics, Raptors with Jimmy Butler

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1. Raptors, Celtics both beatable

While the Raptors are sitting on top of the Eastern Conference at the moment with only two losses to their name, the Celtics are actually behind the Sixers at the moment in the standings, although Philadelphia has actually played two more games. Still, it’s important to remember that it’s only the middle of November, and plenty could change from now until the end of the regular season in the spring, meaning there are no guarantees when it comes to where the Sixers will finish.

However, when looking at how Philadelphia now has Butler part of the mix to give the team another superstar they desperately needed, this puts them in a much better position to take down both the Raptors and Celtics in the Eastern Conference. In fact, when looking at how all of these teams compare to one another, the Sixers should feel confident over how beatable Toronto and Boston look at the moment.

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Chances are that in order to earn a trip to the NBA Finals next summer, Philadelphia will need to take down one or both of these teams. At least with Butler, the Sixers have every reason in the world to feel extra confident over this taking place.