The road isn’t very clear outside of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have the worst road record in the NBA. They have a 1-10 road record and are 7-18 overall. The Sixers may be attempting to get the most ping pong balls in the upcoming draft while not trying to obviously tank; however, this is not the plan they should utilitze.
The Sixers’ six-game losing streak isn’t helping either. They’ll need to find a solution soon, otherwise the losing streak will continue with the next eight of 10 games coming up on the road. Their only road win came against the 9-13 Washington Wizards, and that win was early in the season during their impressive win streak.
They’ll have a chance to end the losing streak and road woes for the next few road games. The Sixers play the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. All those teams either have a similar record as the Sixers or play below .500.
Sixers coach Brett Brown needs to regroup and focus on the upcoming road trip. Michael Carter-Williams’ return is expected at any time. His comeback should help the road problems. Playing in an opponent’s arena is always going to be tough, but the road losing streak is something extraordinary for an already bad team.
The toughest game will be in Portland against the Western conference-leading Portland Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers are 10-2 at home and currently have a three-game winning streak.