After managing a 15-6 record through the first two months of the season, the Sixers were brought back to earth in the month of February.
Right now the Sixers are 5-8 in February after losing five straight games before the All-Star break.
In February, the Sixers averaged a meager 88.5 points per game compared to their yearly average of 94. They've struggled to find consistent scoring, most notably from their starters.
Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand have struggled to score at a consistent pace, and Brand's inability to find a rhythm has been particularly troublesome.
Just one year ago Brand was moving swiftly along, averaging a solid 15 points per game, becoming what looked like the Sixers veteran presence and most consistent scorer. Now, Brand is struggling to score in double figures, perhaps due in part to the frantic pace of this shortened season.
Another troubling statistic is that the team's leading scorer, Lou Williams, is shooting below 40 percent. Williams seems to have recognized that he carries the offensive load, and with that weight on his shoulders, he feels the need to throw up more shots than usual.
In February, Williams is averaging 14 field goal attempts per game compared to his usual 12. While he's easily the team's most skilled offensive player, this team is built around the concept of team basketball, not individual scoring.