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The biggest question heading into this season was how well the Sixers would do after making the playoffs last season.
Despite a strong run during the middle of last year, they were only .500 for the year after some ugly losses at the end of the season.
They couldn't figure out Miami in the playoffs and were eliminated in five games.
They were great early in the season, surprising nearly everyone. At 20-11, they are still leaders of the Atlantic Division with a roster not much different from last year's.
The key has been good health and good fortune, the Sixers have beaten the bad opponents and have stayed relatively healthy (with the exception of Spencer Hawes).
They will need to keep that going to prove they are serious contenders this season.