Originally written on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 1/14/13
The current NBA season is reaching a pivotal point for the 76ers.  Philadelphia, currently sitting at 16-22, good for ninth in the Eastern Conference and a full four games out of the final playoff spot, is entering its longest home stand of the season.  After an impressive, yet somewhat surprising victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, the Sixers will play 11 of their next 12 games in the familiarity Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers need to capitalize on this home stand if they want to regain playoff positioning, especially if they don’t again want to be an eighth seed appetizer. The Sixers, currently 10-8 at home, have some winnable games coming into town and need to use such contests to turn their season back around.  With 2013 projecting to be a somewhat weak draft class, this doesn’t seem to be the season that the 7-6 should have their eyes on the lottery.  If there was a plethora of prospects entering the lottery that could address and improve some of the current issu...
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