The Sixers are off to an 0-3 start to a season where they had sky-high expectations coming in, and rightfully so. They came out sluggish in the opener against the Celtics, blew a game because of inexcusable mental mistakes against the Bucks, then allowed the overmatched San Antonio Spurs to come into the Wells Fargo Center on the tail end of a back-to-back and hang 114 points on the Sixers in a game where Doc Rivers' squad should have played with a sense of desperation that just wasn't there.
It's still early enough to recover from, of course, but there's absolutely no way to sugarcoat it: that was a bad, inexcusable, and infuriating week of basketball from the Philadelphia 76ers. Thank goodness for the Phillies.
This is a return of the Sixers Week in Review newsletter, where I will recap what happened last week in Sixers land, take a look at some statistical trends, both good and bad, provide links to content that you should check out and add in any stray thoughts on various topics that I hadn't written about over the previous seven days.
- Overview of the Sixers' week.
- A look at the week ahead.
- Encouraging trends.
- Concerning trends.
- Stray thoughts.
- Quick notes.
- Required reading.
- Last week at The Daily Six.
Last week's record:
- Tuesday: 126-117 loss to the Celtics.
- Thursday: 90-88 loss to the Bucks.
- Saturday: 114-105 loss to the Spurs.
Stats for the week:
- Offensive rating: 108.0 (24th)
- Defensive rating: 115.4 (24th)
- Net Rating: -7.4 (24th)