PHILADELPHIA — Will Smith is in the stands. Confetti is fired off after every win. Former stars like Dr. J are back in the fold. Of all the new touches around the Philadelphia 76ers this season, the biggest is how they're winning again.
Heading into Monday's game against Orlando, the 76ers are surging toward their first winning season since 2004-05 and may have the talent to win their first postseason series since 2003.
The Sixers (14-6) already hold a four-game lead over Boston in the Atlantic Division and have yet to lose two straight games. At home, they are 9-2 after winning only 12 home games in the 2009-10 season.
Against Detroit on Saturday, Andre Iguodala had a triple-double and led Philadelphia to its ninth win by at least 20 points.