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Philadelphia 76ers’ offense hitting at right time for 2023 playoffs

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Philadelphia 76ers fans are optimistic about the postseason. Why, you ask? The Sixers are currently looking unbeatable with their playing style and form. They have the best record in the league for March, and this is the perfect timing to boost your inner-self going into the playoffs. Well, for this optimism, much credit has to be given to the Sixers’ offense at the moment.

The Philly team was 3rd best in the East right from the All-Star break. They still hold the same seeding, but their offensive stats have risen to another level. Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115 points per game this season, a huge 6-point surge from the last season. And in March, the Sixers are averaging staggering 124 points, which includes some of the elite defensive teams like the Miami Heat and the Bucks. The Philly team won 8 out of 9 games in that period, where their offense overshadowed their defense.

It is fair to say that their offense is clicking on an unprecedented level, giving them a huge game advantage. The Sixers currently have their best offensive rating, 117 – the best in the East. January’s Coach of the Month winner Doc Rivers would also be happy with the team’s performance and offensive flow. Let us dive more into the Sixers’ offense, which might be good enough to clinch their 3rd overall title.

James Harden and Joel Embiid are showing true “brotherly love”.  

When it comes to the Sixers’ offense, it flows through James Harden and Joel Embiid. The Philly duo is topping the assist and scoring chart, respectively and could eventually become the first teammates to lead the NBA in assists and scoring since 1981-82.

Joel Embiid is having a mammoth season at the moment. Along with the scoring title, he is leading the MVP race also. With points in the paint, long-range shooting, pick-n-roll play, and so on, “JoJo” seems to have perfected every shot in the 2023 season. He is shooting at 54.5% from the field, which is his career best, and also maintaining high (35.5%) efficiency from the range.

Averaging 33.5 points per game this season, Embiid is nearly scoring a point per minute on the floor. He has played just 79 more minutes than points scored this season – a jaw-dropping output from the big man. Embiid scored thirty or more points in 40 games played, and the Sixers won 70% of those games. And not to forget, Embiid is currently on a 7-game run with 30 or more points.

And now comes the architect of the Sixers’ offense – James Harden. Former…

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