The Sixers advanced stats are quickly regressing. We'll take a look at the chart and one alarming "simple" stat after the jump.
Yup, yesterday was a complete sweep in the four factors. When that happens, you usually lose by about 30 points. I guess we can look at that as a positive, they only lost by 7.
For me, the rebounding percentage was astounding, but the pace was just hideous. Again, the Sixers allowed their opponents to dictate the pace of the game (this is tied directly to poor defensive rebounding as well, because offensive boards extend possessions). Six games in and still no statistical identity. I'm not sure how long it should take for a team decide at what pace they're comfortable playing, but it's something to keep an eye on.
The Sixers are shooting a miserable 29.8% from three. 28 makes out of 94 attempts. If you take Willie Green (0/9) and Thad Young (1/12) out of the equation, they're better than league average at 37%. On the other hand, if you take Jason Kapono (9/20) out, they're historically, unbelievably bad at 25.7%.
This team is a mess right now. Hopefully, they'll be able to pull it together a little bit tonight against the Suns. Preview coming a little later.