The Philadelphia 76ers have been on a tear as the NBA regular season approaches its home-run stretch.
Since the all-star break, Philadelphia is 10-5 (37-34 overall), which is a 67 percent winning rate so far after the break. The 76ers post-all star break record is third-best in winning percentage among the East teams who currently hold one of the top eight seeds in the conference.
The Chicago Bulls (13-3; 81.3 percent) and the Orlando Magic (10-5; 67 percent; has a better overall record) are the only two teams who rank higher than the 76ers in the East after the break
Compared to all the current playoff teams in the NBA, the 76ers rank seventh among them. Philadelphia is also 3-3 against .500 or better teams during this stretch run, and have a tough match up against their potential first-round series foe in the Miami Heat.
Philadelphia is playing exceptional team basketball as of late, and they are one of the most exciting teams to watch since the break. They have played in 5 games decided by five points or less and are 3-2 in those games.
Not to mention, in their last game on Mar 23. against the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks, the 76ers won by a score of 105-100. Their league-leading bench also outscored the Hawk's bench by 25 (39-14) in the home win.
The 76ers are one of the hottest teams after the all-star break. Winning games and being on a roll during this part of the season is pivotal if Philadelphia plans to make a deep run in the playoffs this year.