03/24/14 2:39 pm EST
With March Madness in full effect this weekend and the 76ers underdogs in their match up with the Knicks on Friday and the Bulls on Saturday, we decided to give the usual Rapid Reacts post the weekend off.
Despite the most recent set backs — a 1-point loss at the Garden against the Knicks and a 10-point defeat in Chicago — as well as a losing streak that has now stretched to a historic 24 games, we found something positive to discuss about the 76ers.
That one item of sunshine we have noticed happens to be the Sixers’ recent play at the defensive end of the court. That’s right, after months of bashing this team for their inability to play defense at a respectable level, it appears we may have to back off a little because the 7-6 have improved in that area over their last five games.