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7 Reasons Philadelphia 76ers Defense Is so Tough to Crack
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Yes that is Spencer Hawes guarding Ben Gordon

Getting defensive stops and holding opponents to low shooting numbers must be high on the priority list for the 76ers" target="_blank">Philadelphia 76ers, because their defense is tough to crack.

Do they have their games where they give up a lot of points?

Of course they do, but every team will have some of those on their schedule. The important part is for that to not become a regular trend.

Philly currently allows 93.9 points per game, good enough for seventh in the NBA. That number is higher than last year's unbelievable 89.4 points per game, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played.

They might not be doing as well as last season, but they are still a dominant defense when playing how they should.

Here's a look at seven reasons for why the Sixers defense is so tough to crack.

All statistics in this article are accurate as of games played through Dec. 3.

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