The Philadelphia 76ers have hit the half point of their regular season schedule and it’s a good time to review the important milestones thus far.
To say that the Philadelphia 76ers have had an eventful 2018-19 season is a understatement. The Sixers are 41 games into the season, officially at the half way point, and now it’s the perfect time to review what’s happened thus far this season. It should be noted that story lines from the preseason or offseason won’t be included in this recap.
Currently the Sixers are standing fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division with a 27-14 record. The Sixers rank fifth in points per game with 114.8 per game and 21st in opponents points per game allowing 112.2 points per contest. The team also ranks second in both total rebounds and assists per game, as well as ninth in blocks. The one area of weakness for the club is turnovers by being ranked 27th with 15.1 per game.
Philly has multiple players in the top 10 stats categories this season, with Joel Embiid leading the way. The star center is eighth in points with an average of 26.7 per game, third in rebounds with 13.4 per game and tied for eighth with Brook Lopez in blocks with 1.8 per game.
Ben Simmons is sixth in assists with 8.0 per game, Jimmy Butler is tied with James Harden for fourth in steals with 2.0 per game and J.J. Redick is eighth in free throw percentage shooting at 89.8 percent on the season. The Sixers surely have some elite talent on their roster based on these stats.