The Sixers' Difference

The Sixers not only have the NBA's longest current winning streak (five games), but are also leading the league in opponents field goal percentage (39.1%), opponents points per game (85.6) and point differential (+14.7), which we'll focus on here.

Only the Sixers and Heat are in double figures in "point diff" and their current mark would be a club record for an entire season. Here are the NBA leaders through Monday and the best the Sixers' franchise has put up:

CURRENT NBA LEADERS
Team     Points       Opp. Diff.     W-L
Sixers 100.3 85.6     +14.7 6-2
Heat 108.3 96.6 +11.7 8-1
Bulls 96.3 86.6 +9.7 8-2
Nuggets 101.7 95.8 +5.9 6-3
Hawks 99.6 92.1 +7.5 7-3
Trail Blazers    99.0 93.3 +5.7 6-2

The Sixers' franchise-best point differential seasons (SN denotes the club was still in Syracuse as the Nationals):

Season    Points Opp.     Diff. W-L
1966-67 125.2    115.8 +9.4   68-13
1967-68 122.6 114.0 +8.6 62-20
1949-50 (SN)    84.8 76.7 +8.1 51-13
1980-81 111.7 103.8 +7.9 62-20
1982-83 112.1 104.4 +7.7 65-17
1962-63 (SN) 121.6 115.6 +6.0 45-30
1981-82 111.2 105.5 +5.7 58-24
1977-78 114.7 109.6 +5.1 55-27
1968-69 118.9 113.8 +5.1 55-27
1989-90 110.2 105.2 +5.0 53-29

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