Sixers Tie NBA Record Losing treak

Posted on April 16, 2014 by

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The Philadelphia 76ers’ losing streak tied the NBA record with 26 straight losses. They had not won since 29 January against Boston, 95-94. In spite of this, the team does not yet have the worst record in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks hold that distinction. Their head coach is Brett Brown.

Thad Young has an average of 18 points and 6 rebounds per game. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams averages 16.7 points per game and 6 rebounds per game. Tony Wroten averages about 13 points per game.

The Sixers only lost their last 7 games by 10 or fewer. Their average margin of defeat during this streak was 17 points.

From 2010-2011, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 26 straight games. They finished the season 19-63. They won the lottery draft pick that year.

The lottery draft is not about the team who has the worst record; it is all about luck. Unlike the NFL’s system, in which the worst team gets the first pick, the team getting the first pick in the NBA is selected randomly.

In the time since the Sixers last won, the app Flappy Bird became popular and died.

“The talent was not as thinned-out as it is today. Therefore, you have much tougher teams to go up against every night…  There’s a difference in terms of what transpired when I was playing as opposed to what’s going on now,” Fred Carter, who played for the Sixers’ team that went 9-73, said.

“When I was playing, [losing] was not intentionally done. For some reason management thought that they had put together a good team that could win games. Unfortunately that was not the case. In the case of the [current] Sixers, this is all by design from Day One,” Carter said.

“I don’t think they will get [the first pick], but I want them to get it. I would like to see them draft a true point guard,” English teacher Andy Good said.

“We’re not really worried about the streak. We want to go out there and win a ballgame, but we have to keep getting better and hopefully a win will come,” point guard Michael Carter-Williams said.

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