Will Sixers team chemistry keep winning streak alive?

Joel Embiid, Sixers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid, Sixers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Doc Rivers and the Sixers organization has responded well to months of persistent preseason drama. Their 5-2 start has made the absence of Ben Simmons less of a distraction. The team was able to get the all-star guard to join the team, but he has failed to play a game this season. Philadelphia’s younger superstars have been forced to take on more a role. If the Sixers want to keep their winning streak alive, players young and old will need to continue to contribute their fair share.

Veteran leadership has been key for the 76ers this season. Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris have helped Philadelphia’s offense remain fluid. Embiid’s 21 points per game is the third-best among NBA centers.

As teams focus on Philadelphia’s star center, Harris becomes available for open opportunities. His 19.8 points per game this season has is currently his career high. The Sixers’ frontcourt has answered the call so far this season. With help from reserves like Andre Drummond, the 76ers have the potential to be something special.

The Sixers’ have received strong contributions from a variety of players this season. 

Tyrese Maxey and Shake Milton have been valuable assets as well. Both Maxey and Milton have a 3.5 assist per game average. Their playmaking abilities have helped the Sixers offense during their three-game winning streak.

The defense has always been a focal point for the 76ers. Last season, the Sixers finished the season ranked second in defensive efficiency. The Sixers are working to see a similar result this season. Matisse Thybulle has been an important part of the Sixers game plan to protect the basket. His 2.3 steals per game and 1.0 blocks have helped set the tone early in the season.

Things are looking promising for the 76ers organization. Their victory against the Atlanta Hawks showed a glimpse of potential. The Sixers will need contributions from every rostered player if they plan on making a mid-season playoff push.

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