It's no secret that the Sixers are slumping at the wrong time.
If the Sixers continue to slide down the standings, they could find themselves occupying the seventh or eighth seed come playoff time, a position that would be almost impossible to overcome.
For this season to truly be deemed a success, the Sixers must win the Atlantic Division and win a first-round playoff series.
If they fail to do so this team will be in limbo.
One year ago, the 76ers surprised many around the league when they played the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. While signs were encouraging then, things are starting to look bleak.
The Sixers have failed to produce lately, and to win the division they will have to reverse some of these disturbing trends.