The Ugly - Eastern Conference Standings
The 76ers currently sit in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Just a couple of weeks ago that wasn’t on anyone’s radar for even being a possibility and yet here we are. The Sixers are struggling, while the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers are red hot. The ugly news is this; if the playoffs were to begin today, the Sixers would not only be without Joel Embiid, but they would be without home-court advantage in the first round. With Embiid not coming back any time soon (if at all), there is great cause for concern regarding how the Sixers stack up with the other teams atop the conference standings.
Upcoming Schedule before the All-Star Break
Wednesday, February 7th - vs Golden State Warriors | 7:30 ET ESPN
Friday, February 9th - vs Atlanta Hawks | 7:00 ET NBATV
Saturday, February 10th - @ Washington Wizards | 7:00 ET
Monday, February 12th - @ Cleveland Cavaliers | 7:00 ET
Wednesday, February 14th - vs Miami Heat | 7:00 ET
As the Sixers inch closer to the NBA All-Star break, it will be important for them to win some games and gain confidence. The All-Star break cannot come soon enough for a Sixers roster that desperately needs to get healthy.