The Sixers have a woeful 1-10 record on the road this season, which is not good news considering nine of their next 11 games are away from the Wells Fargo Center.
"Incredibly deceiving," is how coach Doug Collins labeled his team's road record. "We've played very good ball on the road. We've got blown out twice - by San Antonio and Toronto. We've got the two Washington games (both overtime losses after blowing late leads) and Atlanta (five point loss after leading the game for all but 31 seconds). The way I look at it, we should be 4-7. But we're not."
The team plays at New Jersey Tuesday night. Winnable game. Then home against the Clippers (Wednesday) and Lakers (Friday). Then it's goodbye until 2011.
Here's how the next eight games will play out on the road: Orlando, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Golden State, Phoenix, Lakers, New Orleans. That is quite a tough stretch, especially for a team that has so far been awful on the road, but playing much better of late.
After that trip, much more will be known about this team.