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.
March 19, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The 76ers lost their way into sole possession of a franchise record in fitting fashion - not with a blowout but with the kind of plays that typify a team that can't do anything right. There was a no-look pass underneath the basket by Michael Carter-Williams that went directly to Indiana guard Donald Sloan. And Indiana's George Hill was left wide open late in the game on a corner three-pointer that he buried. Those types of miscues doomed the Sixers in a 99-90 setback to Indiana on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
November 14, 2014 |
DALLAS - So much for getting a lift. The 76ers were humiliated Thursday night in a 123-70 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. The 53-point setback was their worst since a 56-point loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1993. The Sixers are winless through eight games for the first time since the dreaded 1972-73 season. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility record. Based on their last two losses by a combined 85 points, this season's squad is on pace to break that record.
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.
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.
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.
March 28, 1998 |
The Denver Nuggets made history - but also took a major step toward avoiding it - when they nailed down victory No. 9. The Nuggets ensured themselves of at least tying the NBA record for fewest victories in a season as Johnny Newman scored 22 points and LaPhonso Ellis added 21 in a 97-89 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors last night. "I enjoy every win," coach Bill Hanzlik said. "This is a big win for us, a big win for our confidence. " Denver (9-63) still needs one more win in its final 10 games to eclipse the 9-73 mark of futility set by the 76ers in 1972-73.