So far this season, the Philadelphia 76ers have had their bright spots, but they have also have had bad times as well. One of the problems is their road record. Currently as the NBA heads into the All-Star break, Philadelphia has a dismal 6-16 record on the road.
At home, the 76ers surprisingly have a winning record of 16-13. It’s great that they are winning basketball games in front of their home crowd, but it just makes the 6-16 road record even worse.
The road record is just one of the many things the Sixers need to improve heading into the second half of the season. Maybe adjusting to not having the formidable force of Jason Richardson who is now out for the rest of the season will help them win more games. Who knows, maybe Andrew Bynum will actually play in a game this season for the Sixers, and make the off-season trade for him actually look good.
One thing is for certain. If the Sixers want to be a team to contend with down the stretch, they will need to play consistent basketball whether they are playing at home or away.
It is despicable that the Sixers play decent at home, but for the most part forget how to play on the road. It won’t be the easiest thing to do but it is not the hardest, Philadelphia can easy make a push for a playoff spot, if they can improve their road game.