With New York and Boston struggling, there’s room for a new team atop the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Right now, the Philadelphia 76ers are taking advantage, jumping out of the gates to a 6-2 record.
Looking at who they’ve, you could probably argue that the 76ers are benefitting from a soft schedule. Their most impressive win came last night against Indiana, but the Pacers were playing without their leading scorer, Danny Granger.
Right now, the 76ers are 5th in the league in points per game and 1st in points allowed. Is this all because of their cupcake schedule or is Philly going to be a team to contend with?
During last night’s game against the Pacers, I saw flashes of a very good team and flashes of a very bad team. The 76ers are incredibly streaky, capable of putting up a lot of points in a short period of time and going cold as well. There were stretches during the game where it seemed like all they were doing was turning the ball over. They were up by 15 point...