The Philadelphia 76ers did not have the season that they would have hoped for after landing Andrew Bynum. Not only did they miss out of the playoffs, but they finished with a record of 34-48. Unfortunately, the team will have a tough test right off the bat, opening up the season against the Miami Heat.
By the way, the 76ers will also close out the season against Miami.
Luckily, the game will be at home for Philadelphia, but the Heat are winners of the last two NBA championships, so the odds do not look good for the 76ers to start the season with a W.
The team lost all four games to the Heat last year. That can be expected, though, since Miami was the best team in the league last season.
At least Philadelphia will only have to play the defending national champs three times this year, though.
Opening the season with a loss is never ideal, but unless if the 76ers can pull of an upset in the very first game of the season, that will likely be the case.
Miami is predicted by many to win a third straight national championship. Philadelphia would be happy to make the NBA playoffs.
There will be easy parts of the schedule, just like any schedule, but the 76ers will have it rough in the very first game of the season and the very last. Hopefully they can improve this year, but that remains to be seen.
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