January 1, 2001 |
The 76ers officially ended 2000 as the best team in the NBA. After what took place over the last six days, it is plausible that they could end the season that way as well. The Sacramento Kings might be the first to attest to that possibility, after the display both teams put on in an electrifying, nationally televised game at Arco Arena on Saturday night. In the end, the Sixers blew a 17-point lead they had held at the beginning of the fourth quarter. They surrendered 33 points and six three-pointers to Predrag Stojakovic, then 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots to Chris Webber, who was plagued by a stomach flu. But that certainly shouldn't bother Sixers fans, considering the outcome.
December 2, 2013 |
HAMILTON, Mass. - Earl Williams knew early on that things would be fine. He would commute 29 miles from Cambridge to pick up his oldest son in the rural-suburban town of Hamilton, on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The sound of a young Michael Carter-Williams dribbling a basketball was often the first thing the father heard as he drove up to the white colonial house on Cutler Street. That noise often led Williams to walk to the back of the house, where he would spot Carter-Williams performing basketball drills under the supervision of his stepfather, Zach Zegarowski.
March 6, 2014
15 76ers' losing streak. 20 Franchise record for losses in a row, set in 1973. 26 NBA record for consecutive losses, set by Cleveland in 2010-11.
March 18, 1988 |
Michael Adams, one of the smallest players in the NBA, has one of the biggest shots. Denver's 5-foot-10 guard hit a three-point shot in the third quarter to set an NBA record, then made another with 43 seconds left in overtime to give the Nuggets a 116-115 victory over visiting Portland, snapping the Trail Blazers' nine-game winning streak. "Any time Mike is open I want him to shoot the three-pointer," Denver coach Doug Moe said. Adams was only 2-for-10 from three-point range but broke the NBA record of 23 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer set earlier this season by Boston's Danny Ainge.
April 5, 2014 |
BOSTON - The 76ers endured a 26-game losing streak and tied the longest skid in major professional sports history. They have lost 28 of their last 29 games. However, the tanking Sixers (16-59) remain a long shot to finish with the NBA's worst record. The Milwaukee Bucks have all but locked up the best chance for the top pick in the draft lottery. Milwaukee (14-61) has a two-loss cushion over the Sixers with seven games remaining. And the Bucks will be hard-pressed to win two of those games.
April 16, 2014 |
In spite of everything, 76ers coach Brett Brown thinks his team is in a great spot. In spite of the NBA-record-tying 26-game losing streak and the 63 losses, Brown is excited about the steps the Sixers are about to undertake heading into next season. "We will take the wrappings off and redeliver a team in September," said Brown, whose Sixers escaped with a 113-108 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "And after a few summer leagues, I think that focus is just a really exciting time for the Philadelphia 76ers.
March 10, 2013
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three-pointers in the first half, finished with 11, and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in New York. Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA record of 12 threes as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed with 1 minute, 8 seconds left, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
July 8, 2012 |
MIAMI - Ray Allen, the NBA record holder for three- point goals, told the Miami Heat he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons. Allen made the move Friday night, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as Miami will be able to next season. Miami could offer Allen only the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Allen, 37, cannot officially sign until Wednesday. Miami wanted Allen because of its ongoing quest to keep surrounding its superstar core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh with shooters who extend defenses and therefore create room around the basket for the big three to attack.
April 11, 2014 |
THE WALL has been reached, but instead of running into it, Michael Carter-Williams has run right through it and is finishing this season with as much promise with which he began it. (Remember that 22-point, 12-assist, nine-steal and seven-rebound effort against the Miami Heat on Opening Night). About 2 weeks ago, 76ers coach Brett Brown, his eyes ablaze and fists clenched and in perpetual motion, said he wanted his prized 6-6 rookie to "become a point guard in all phases of the game.
February 7, 1989 |
The Los Angeles Clippers moved to the brink of tying the NBA record for consecutive losses in one season last night, dropping a 129-111 decision to the Dallas Mavericks. The defeat was the 19th in a row for the Clippers, who can tie the mark of 20, set by the 76ers in 1972-73, by losing at home to Houston tomorrow night. Mark Aguirre scored 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter as the Mavericks outscored Los Angeles by 41-18, going from a 59-54 halftime deficit to a 95-77 lead.