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Week in Review: Perfect 5-0 road trip vaults Sixers to second in East

Winning without their stars; improvement in Milton's passing; surviving Harrell minutes; a perfect 5-0 week to vault to second in the East.

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This past week included an impressive win over the Portland Trail Blazers, which was their strongest defensive performance in a while, and certainly the best effort from the new starting five. They then followed it up with a short-handed win over the 26-19 Sacramento Kings, winning yet another game despite not having the services of James Harden and Joel Embiid, as Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, Shake Milton et al stepped up in a big way to come back from a 21-point first half deficit.

The win over the the Kings caps off a perfect 5-0 road trip for the Sixers, who have now won 18 of their last 22 games, an impressive run which has vaulted them into second place in the Eastern Conference.

Covered in this post
  • Overview of the Sixers' week.
  • A look at the week ahead.
  • Encouraging trends.
  • Concerning trends.
  • Trez minutes without Harden.
  • Shake Milton's growth as a passer.
  • Required reading.

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