Jan 18, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA;Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) sets up a play during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Raptors 108-101 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

5 Things The Sixers Must Improve On To Make The Play-Offs

  • Rebounding

The Sixers have really struggled this season when it comes to rebounding. This team ranks 23rd overall in rebounds per game at 41.1, and obviously the main cause of this is because of Andrew Bynum being out with an injury. Because of this weakness, it is hurting the 76ers chances of winning games.

  • Consistency

The Sixers are very inconsistent in many areas. Philadelphia just can’t seem to put up consistent and efficient performances and this is one of the main reasons why the Sixers are 17-24.

  • Step Up

The Sixers role players must step up. Many role players are playing inconsistent and not stepping up when needed. These players include, Spencer Hawes, Nick Young, and Lavoy Allen. Hawes is only averaging 9.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game and he is 7 foot 1. Swaggy P is inconsistent, and Allen is only averaging 6.5 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. These guys need to improve those stats.

  • Win Against Weaker Opponents

The Sixers have lost several games to weaker opponents and this is crucial. It is unacceptable to lose to the Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Toronto Raptors. These types of games are must-wins.

  • Finish Games

There are many games where the Sixers have made incredible comebacks, but have failed to finish and close out games and this is truly hurting the team. The Sixers must turn this around immediately.

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