The 76ers stayed with the red-hot Knicks, who have won their last 8 games, and brought it down to the final seconds. With 8 seconds left and down 92-90, James Anderson made a bad pass while attempting to hit an open Thad Young. Instead of taking a shot with a chance to tie it up, the Sixers committed a fatal turnover and would lose 93-92. Philadelphia took a whopping 41 shots from 3-point range and only knocked down 10.
Carter-Williams scored 22 points against New York and added 13 boards and 9 assists. Young recorded 4 steals along with his 21 points while Henry Sims scored 16 points and secured 13 rebounds. The Knicks were led by 22 points and 10 rebounds from Amare Stoudemire. Melo contributed 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Tony Wroten sprained his right ankle in the game and would miss the trip to Chicago.
The Sixers were once again doomed by poor long range shooting, hitting 1 of 20 attempts from deep after missing their first 17. Philly stayed with the Bulls until late in the 4th quarter when DJ Augustin hit a 3-pointer to push Chicago's lead to 91-79 with only 2:30 left. The 76ers would lose 91-81, solidifying their skid as the second-longest single-season losing streak in NBA history, with 24 straight defeats.
Despite out-rebounding and out-scoring Chicago in the paint, the Sixers connected on only 34.5% of their shots. Young scored 28 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the loss. Sims collected 15 boards and blocked 2 shots to add to his 18 points. Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 20 points while recording 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. Jimmy Butler scored 17 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Sixers last win came on January 29th in Boston. With two more losses, the Sixers will tie the post-LeBron Cavaliers for the 26 losses for longest losing-streak in league history. Philly will travel to San Antonio next.
By: Matt Ryan