The Walking Dead: Hawks, 76ers

Expect fatal flaws to cut short postseason runs for Atlanta, Philadelphia

Updated: April 26, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
By Neil Paine | Basketball-Reference.com
Derrick RoseHoward Smith/US PresswireThe 76ers nearly missed the playoffs because of a rather porous defense in the second half of the season.

Neil Paine writes for FiveThirtyEight, the data-supported sports, politics and culture site coming soon from ESPN.