The Sixers challenged the Celtics in Boston Wednesday in the battle for the bottom of the Atlantic division. The first of four matchups between these teams would go down to the buzzer. It would take a buzzer-beater from Evan Turner (his second of the season) for the Sixers(15-31) to claim the victory, 95-94.
The Sixers played the last game of their 3 game homestand against the Suns Monday night. The contest marked the second of two meeting between the two teams, with the Suns winning at home earlier this season. The 76ers (14-31) would fall behind early and never hold to the lead in their 3rd straight loss at home. This tanking plan is really starting to come together.
After losing to Toronto only a night earlier, the 76ers welcomed the Thunder to the Wells Fargo Center for a Saturday night game. Kevin Durant was the obvious difference maker in this contest, putting up a triple-double while the 76ers struggled to find their shot. The Sixers (14-30) would lose 103-91.
The 76ers played the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors in Philadelphia Friday night. The Sixers lost in Toronto back in mid-December. The Sixers (14-29) would lose a game that was close up until a run by the Raptors(22-20) in the final quarter.
If you came looking for a battle between two of the top NBA teams, you came to the wrong place. The Sixers arrived at Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks Wednesday night for the second meeting between the division-rivals. Both teams came into the game with losing streaks; the 76ers lost their last 3 and the Knicks dropped their last 4. A big game from Evan Turner would lead the Sixers (14-28) to the road win in a close one; 110-106.
The 76ers took a short trip to challenge the Wizards for the third time this season. The 76ers were victorious when they played in DC earlier this season, but this time the Wizards would best Philadelphia, despite a great showing from Carter-Williams. The Sixers (13-28) have now dropped 4 straight.
The 76ers traveled to Chicago to challenge the Bulls Saturday night and it did not end well. Facing yet another defensive-minded team, the Sixers offense could not get it going and finished with a season-low 78 points. Philly (13-27) has lost two games in two nights, falling to the Bulls 103-78.
The 76ers were defeated at home by the Miami Heat in a rematch of their season opener. The fact that Philadelphia, led by Carter-Williams, won a shocker in the first match-up, combined with Miami's 3-game losing streak coming into this game, lit a fire in the Heat (sorry for the puns). The Sixers (13-26) could not get it going offensively and would lose 101-86.
The 76ers defended their home court against the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night. After 3 off days, Brett Brown and crew was able to and end their 4 game skid despite a horrid 24 turnovers. The Bobcats bested the Sixers in Charlotte 105-88 in their first matchup, but the Sixers (13-25) pulled this one on a game-winning three from Thaddeus Young.
The 76ers have played the entire season so far without two of their promising, young big men in Nerlens Noel and Arnett Moultrie. In the midst of a tanking season, Philly is not in a rush to get them back, but its always nice to hear good news about the future of the franchise: