Sixers oust Nets as confidence in playoffs grows

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for and the NBA for from 2005-09. Follow on Twitter PHILADELPHIA -- The 76ers are headed to the second round of the playoffs, and Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson doesn't see their run stopping anytime soon. "They're going for big things, and I think they can compete for a championship, quite honestly," Atkinson said after Philadelphia beat the Nets 122-100 on Tuesday to win the first-round playoff series 4-1. After dropping Game 1 at home, Philadelphia reeled off four consecutive victories. With 122 points in Game

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