Found March 16, 2014 on
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The Sixers know what they're up against.
They can tie their longest losing streak in franchise history with a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at Wells Fargo Center.
And the possibility of that streak extending all the way through to the end of the year is very real.
“Any win that we have going forward would be considered an upset,” Brett Brown said before Saturday’s game. “That is just the way it has played out at this stage and that is true.
“We have no margin for error. A missed box out, playing in a crowd and not seeing a teammate, not managing the clock well -- all those tiny things are going to influence whether we win or we lose.”
Brown has never experienced futility of this magnitude anywhere in his career. He doesn’t like losing, nor does he accept it, but he also does not let it define who he is or how he goes about his job.
“I work as hard as I can with my staff,” Brown said. “I love coaching my guys. This is basketball. Let’s put this in perspective: We do...
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PHILADELPHIA -- In a city painfully familiar with sports futility, the Philadelphia 76ers have added another sorry chapter, this one for the record book.
Mike Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win Saturday night, sending the 76ers to a franchise-tying 20th straight loss.
The Sixers, who scored a season low in points, can set...
The Memphis Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors were allowing the third and fourth fewest points in the NBA respectively heading into Friday night’s contest at the Air Canada Centre, but the Raptors firepower over the final 6 minutes proved to be too much for the defensive-minded Grizzlies to handle as the home team went on a 19-6 run to close out a 99-86 victory in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 20 games in a row, and the streak could extend all the way through to the end of the year. If they lose six more games, the Sixers could tie the NBA record of 26 straight games, set by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 season.According to coach Brett Brown:"To truly rebuild and grow something is going to take three to five years. That...
The Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record by losing their 21st consecutive game when they fell to the Pacers 99-90 in Indiana on Monday.
The 21 straight losses surpassed the 20 consecutive defeats suffered by the Sixers during their infamous 1972-73 campaign, which ended with a 9-73 record that stands as the fewest victories ever recorded during an 82-game season.