The Philadelphia 76ers are going strong at this point in the season. After a slow start to the year, the team is in pretty good health, the Sixers are finding their identity, and it’s doing it successfully. As a result, the Sixers earn respect in the national power rankings.
CBSsports recently released the latest NBA Power Rankings. Previously, the Sixers were close to the outside of the top 10, but their recent winning streak has seen them surge into the top three.
on Monday, of CBS Sports Colin Ward Henninger places the Sixers at number three in this week’s power rankings. The 76ers moved him up five spots from last year’s rankings.
What is this CBSsports I had to say about the Sixers’ recent week.
“Dianthony Melton’s addition to the starting lineup coincides with the 76ers’ five-game win streak, as they have won 10 of their last 12 games. and beat the Jazz and Lakers by one point last weekend.”
The Sixers go all out and are one of the most talented teams in the league, but they’ve proven time and time again that even short-handed they are beyond doubt.
The Sixers stopped in for their final game against the Sacramento Kings before wrapping up their trip to the West Coast. At the time, Sacramento was on his sixth straight win. The Sixers were on a winning streak, missing Joel Embiid and James Harden in their matchups. Still, it didn’t matter.
Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, and the rest of the Sixers fell into the 21-point hole against Sacramento in the first half of Saturday’s game. By the end of the night, the short-handed Sixers his team had won his 129-127. They outscored the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference for the second seed.
They also currently CBSsports Power rankings right in front of their final opponent, the Kings. Only his two teams, the Denver Nuggets and the Boston Celtics, are ahead of the Sixers this week, and the Eastern remains the top team in his conference with a 35-12 record.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers on All76ers on the Sports Illustrated channel. Follow him on Twitter for updates. @JGrasso_.