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Sixers Week 21 Power Rankings + Rookie Rankings

John Hollinger, ESPN - 13th (5th in East)

Marc Stein, ESPN - 15th (6th in East)

Gonna be very, very interesting if the Sixers indeed wind up facing Miami in Round 1. They need to play small and run to win -- two truths that theoretically help Miami -- but they defend much better than the Knicks.

Hollinger Playoff Odds - 100% (projected 43-39)

Tom Ziller, SB Nation - 14th (5th in East)

Louis Williams has perked up in March, and Philadelphia needs a strident gunner like him given the team's inherent offensive struggles

Kurt Helin, PBT - 12th (5th in East)

They are 2-3 on their recent five-game road trip and that brought them back down to earth. That and the banged up Andre Iguodala. Good news is they are home for all but four games the rest of the season.

HoopsWorld - 12th (5th in East)

The Sixers have caught the Knicks but are a full four games behind the Hawks for the fifth seed.

John Schuhmann, - 12th (5th in East)

The good news is that the Sixers play eight of their last 12 games at home. The bad news is that Andre Iguodala is really banged up. Without him in Portland on Saturday, they had one of their worst defensive games of the season. They've allowed just 100.2 points per 100 possessions with Iguodala on the floor.

Composite: 13 (5.2 in East)

Bonus: According to Basketball Reference's Wins Pythagorean the Sixers should be 39-31 instead of 36-34.


Rookie Rankings: Evan Turner moves up to 13th in David Thorpe Rookie Rankings (ESPN).

Turner showed Golden State what the Sixers have been expecting him to do all season: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. The game marked one of his best overall efforts of the season, and importantly, was another game in which he made shots. He's made almost half of his shots since Feb. 4, a big step for someone who's not a 3-point shooter yet.

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