How Do The Sixers Match Up Against Their Division?

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Jan 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown gathers his players during a second half time out in a 100-84 loss to the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t really looking towards competing toward the Finals next season. In fact, they probably won’t even be looking at competing to be a team making the playoffs this season. Despite this, they still will be playing four teams this year plenty of times. Their division-mates in the Atlantic Division.

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Ah, the classic interdivisional rivalries. They’re necessary components of most professional sports. Although they aren’t as exciting when your team is winning less than 25% of their games, we can still find some excitement with these games, or at least try to.

Obviously, fans aren’t too optimistic for this season, but they’re trying. The next few years are going to be a rebuilding phase, but we can look at this season with the debut of Jahlil Okafor as the very first stepping stone to a very bright future.

Going through this year, we’re hoping to see the Sixers not take last place in the division. I would say that’s a healthy, and possible realistic goal for this season. Let’s see what their competition is, as they will have to play each of these four opponents four different times.

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