With Horford rested, Richardson limber, Harris healed, Embiid fit, and Simmons back in the mix, there’s no reason why any team in the East should be favored over the Sixers to reach the NBA Finals. They beat the No. 1 seed, Milwaukee, on Christmas Day. They lost twice in Milwaukee in February; first, without Richardson, then, with Simmons playing less than 5 minutes. As for the Celtics, the Sixers have won three of four games against them, and their only loss came in Boston, without Richardson. They’ve beaten the top four teams in the West too: the Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Jazz.