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Like: Charlie Brown Jr's defense. Dislike: solving the zone defense riddle

Why can't the Sixers solve the riddle of the mythical zone defense? How bad does their offense crater when teams deploy it? That, and more, in this week in review.

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The Sixers failed to record an above .500 week for the first time in a while, splitting a four game stretch thanks to a pair of frustrating losses to the Wizards and the Clippers, the latter of which they held a 24-point third quarter lead against a Los Angeles squad that was playing without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

Despite that, the Sixers are sitting in a pretty good spot, with a 27-19 record that's good for sixth place in the East, just 2.5 back from the conference leading Miami Heat, and with nine of their next 11 games at the Wells Fargo Center. That's good news in theory, at least. So far, the Sixers are just 10-10 at home on the season, compared to 17-9 on the road.

Covered in this post
  • Overview of the Sixers' week
  • A look at the week ahead
  • Like: Charlie Brown Jr's defense
  • Dislike: the Sixers' dreadful zone offense
  • Required reading
  • Last week at The Daily Six

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