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The Philadelphia 76ers finished first in the Eastern conference for the 2020-21 season. The team's final record was 49-23, as Coach Rivers once again showed the NBA that their team was ready to go deep into the playoffs. They went on to win the Eastern Conference and took down the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs. In the semifinals, the 76ers were overtaken by the Atlanta Hawks in seven games. These Atlantic Division champions should be proud of their success.
Tobias Harris is currently the top rated player for the 76ers, and had played in 62 games last season. He clocked the most game minutes for the entire team, and had the second best scoring average on the roster. Joel Embiid averaged just under 29 points per game, and played in 51 gamems this past season. Rounding out the top rated players for last season, Ben Simmons had a great year, along with Seth Curry. In the 2020 draft, the 76ers picked Tyrese Maxey in round one. Maxey had a phenominal game against the Denver Nuggets in debut. He put up 39 points and had seven rebounds. That performance would break a 50 year old record for most points scored by a rookie in their first career start.
The 76ers picked Tyler Bey in the draft, and promptly traded him in exchange for a deal that involved Seth Curry. Isaiah Joe and Paul Reed were picked in the second round of that same draft. Joe signed a contract with the team, and Reed split his time between the Delaware Blue Coats, before being locked in with a standard NBA contract.
In 2022, the team has come out hot in their first 12 games. They lead the Eastern Conference. 76ers tickets are on sale now. Order online for mobile ticket delivery.
The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the oldest professional basketball organizations in American Sports. The 76ers originally began play as the Syracuse Nationals in 1946. In 1963 they moved to Philadelphia and became the 76ers. Back in the day, before modern free agency and the attractive big bright lights of the big cities took over, the 76ers were one of the NBA’ elite teams. From 1950-1971, they made the NBA playoffs every season.
After missing the playoffs four years in a row, they once again made the playoffs every year from 1976-1991. Throughout their history the 76ers have won the NBA Championship three times- 1955, 1967, and 1983. In total, the 76ers have also won the Eastern Conference nine times, the last coming in 2001. Since 1983, the 2001 season has been their lone bright spot. For the most part, the 76ers have been stuck in mediocrity since 1983, the year of their last NBA Championship.
The team that is known for something called “The Process”, the Philadelphia 76ers, has risen to be near the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Last season they finished 51-31, good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings. In round one they were matched up with one of the surprises of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets, and they disposed of the Nets in five games. In round two they took the eventual NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, to seven games before bowing out in game seven 92-90.
The Sixers made one move this offseason, but it was a bing one. They added center/power forward Al Horford in free agency. With Horford, small forward Tobias Harris, and center Joel Embid, it really doesn’t matter who the fifth player is in the starting lineup. It could be whoever has the hot hand at that moment. Those four are better than any other starting lineup any NBA team has to offer at the moment.