76ERS BLOWN OUT BY WARRIORS
The Sixers had a tough match-up with the best-in-the-west Warriors on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Philadelphia's league-worst offense showed its true colors throughout the contest as they struggled to score and protect the ball. The Warriors (25-5) pulled away early and the Sixers had no chance of catching up. Philly (4-26) would lose its third straight game, 126-86.
SIXERS OFFENSE SPUTTERS OUT IN UTAH
The Sixers continued their road trip in Utah on Saturday night. It was not a pretty game for either team, but Philadelphia's offense especially struggled. The 76ers managed only 71 points on 32% shooting in a loss to the Jazz.
SIXERS FALL IN PORTLAND
Coming off two straight wins against the Magic and Heat, the 76ers continued their road trip with a stop in Portland. The Trailblazers (23-7) were without all-star LaMarcus Aldridge as well as centers Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman but it did not make a difference. The Sixers poor defense let Portland do most of their damage from behind the three point line. Philadelphia had their small win strak snapped, losing 114-93.
HINKIE ADDS TO STOCKPILE OF PICKS
A three team trade was completed on Friday night, that added another second round pick to the Sixers growing collection. The 76ers acquired Houston's 2015 second rounder, as well as veteran center Ronny Turiaf and the rights to Sergei Lishouk, in return for sending Alexey Shved to the Rockets. The trade was centered around the Timberwolves swapping Corey Brewer for Troy Daniels from Houston.
The 76ers now hold 6 picks in the 2015 draft (if protections work out) and 21 picks for the nexyt 5 years through the 2020 draft. But we all know Hinkie won't rest until he has the entire second round in his grasp.
The Sixers challenged the Nets in Brooklyn on Friday, the second matchup of the season for the Atlantic Division rivals. The Nets were victorious, 99-91,in the first meeting in late November and the 76ers would again fall in Brooklyn. After keeping it close through 3 quarters, the Sixers futile offense would let their opponents pull away. Philadelphia (2-20) would lose 88-70, tying their lowest offensive output of the year.
The Sixers played the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday looking for their third victory in the week. The Hawks entered the game on a 7 game win streak and showed the Sixers why they're the second best team in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia (2-19) would never hold a lead in the contest and would lose as Atlanta (15-6) extended their win streak. Final Score: 95-76.
During the game a trade between the Sixers and the Nets was reported as being finalized(Yahoo! Sports). Brooklyn is sending Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second round pick, the right to swap 2018 second rounders, cash and possibly another player to be named, for Brandon Davies. AK47 is likely to be cut and Hinkie is now rolling in an even larger pile of future picks.
Coming off a loss in OKC, the Sixers journeyed to Detroit (3-16) for their second game of the back-to-back on Saturday. The Pistons entered the night on a 10 game losing streak. In a contest between the league's bottom two teams, the Sixers would hold on for the victory in overtime, picking up their second win of the season. Final Score: 108-101 OT.
The Sixers (0-17) traveled to Minnesota on Wednesday hoping to end their losing streak and avoid matching the worst start in NBA History set by the 2009 Nets. It was good opportunity to notch a win against an young, injured team. In an offensively challenged game that would come down to the final minutes, the 76ers would outlast the Timberwolves to win their first game, 85-77. It was ugly, but it doesn't matter, its a win!