The 76ers (8-21) continued their west coast tour, stopping in LA to play the Lakers (13-17) Sunday night. While most of our readers were watching the Eagles clinch the NFC East and a spot in the playoffs, the Sixers would finally end their road-losing streak at 13. In a matchup between to of the worst defenses in the NBA, the 76ers would win 111-104.
The 76ers returned to action in Phoenix on Saturday for their first game in a week. Before the start of the season, both the Sixers and Suns were predicted to finish at the bottom of their respective conferences but that hasn't been true for one of those teams... and its not the Sixers. The Suns (17-11) have been surprisingly competitive and would prove to be too much for Philly in this contest, as the Sixers lose their 13th in a row on the road.
Coming off a big overtime win over the Nets only the night before, the 76ers traveled to Milwaukee to play the lowly Bucks (6-21). The Sixers had a great opportunity to put together back-to-back wins since November 2nd, but instead would continue to be ineffective on the road. The Sixers lost to the league-worst Bucks, 116-106.
The 76ers came into this matchup with Brooklyn on a 7 game slide, but hoped that Michael Carter-Williams return would give them the spark they needed to end it. Carter-Williams had missed the last 7 games with a skin infection on his knee. 7 game losing streak, 7 games without the rookie; coincidence? I think not. The 76ers would pull out the win against the Nets with a little help from Evan Turner in this overtime thriller.
Reports have surfaced today that Thaddeus Young and his agent, Jim Tanner, have officially requested a trade from Sam Hinkie and the 76ers.
he Sixers took the short trip to Brooklyn to match-up with the Nets Monday night, looking for their first road win in over a month and a half. Once again without Carter-Williams, the Sixers struggled on defense and let the game get away in the 2nd half. The Sixers struggles would continue on the road, getting blown out for the second straight game, 130-94.
he 76ers returned home after a short, winless road trip only to face the Western Conference leading Trail Blazers on Saturday night. As if they haven't been suffering enough, losing five in a row prior to this matchup, the Sixers were blown out on their home floor against Portland's hot shooting. The 76ers would lose their sixth straight game with a final score of 139-109.
The 76ers lost yet another game on the road on Friday night in Toronto. This marked their 5th straight loss and 10th straight loss away on the road. A win in this divisional game could have been big for Philadelphia, putting them ahead of the Raptors, but instead the Sixers fall to 7-17 in this 108-100 loss.
The 76ers faced off against the Timberwolves in Minnesota Wednesday, looking for their second road win of the year, but instead would lose their 9th straight away from the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia would be without Carter-Williams for yet another game because of his knee infection. After a promising first half, the Sixers completely fell apart in the second half, losing 106-99 in a game where they held a 19 point lead.
The 76ers (7-14) and the Clippers (13-8) faced off Monday night in an interconference matchup. Philadelphia looked to protect their home court without Carter-Williams in the lineup for a 4th straight game. Los Angeles was able to win both games in the series between these teams last season. Sadly, the trend would continue in a 94-83 defeat for the Sixers in a night where both teams struggled to score.