How Do The Sixers Match Up Against Their Division?

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Mar 13, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith (5) and head coach Brett Brown talk during a timeout in the second half against the Sacramento Kings at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers won 114-107. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Sixers are obviously rebuilding. Any Sixers fan knows that, even if they don’t watch any games. Heck, the ones who don’t watch games probably don’t watch because they’re rebuilding. This leads us down a path of several lost games, and definitely doesn’t place the Sixers to be division favorites this year.

Despite this, the Sixers have plenty of room to win games over their division opponents. There’s 16 games against these four teams, and I think they can take a few of them. I’m thinking three against the Knicks, two against the Nets, and one each against the Celtics and Raptors. That’s seven whole games they could add to their win column next season, which is nearly halfway to what they had total last year.

Sure, the wins against the Raptors and Celtics could be seen as wishful thinking by some, but I believe that the Sixers are a bit better than most analysts are giving them credit for.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the team went 7-9, or maybe even 8-8 against their division next season.

What do you think the Sixers’ divisional record will be next year? Tweet us @SixerSense and let us know.

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