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 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.
February 25, 2013
Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Wizards overcome the Houston Rockets' three-point barrage for a 105-103 win Saturday in Washington. Houston threw up 46 three-point attempts, the most in the NBA this season, and made 19. They hit 13 of them in the first half, one off the NBA record. Elsewhere: Ex-76er Andre Iguodala dished out 10 assists, scored 13 points, and blocked a pair of shots as the Denver Nuggets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a 113-99 victory over the host Bobcats.
March 29, 1996 |
Twenty and counting. Vancouver tied the NBA record for consecutive losses in a season when the Grizzlies lost, 92-88, to the visiting Denver Nuggets last night, despite one of the better efforts by the expansion team. Vancouver got 21 points and 11 rebounds from rookie center Bryant Reeves. Blue Edwards had 17 points and Greg Anthony 16. "These are the dog days right now," Anthony said. "You have to be man enough to accept them and deal with them, and understand it's not going to be like this forever.
December 30, 1997 |
Don Nelson calculated the odds, then tried the oddest of strategies - fouling Dennis Rodman as often as possible instead of letting Michael Jordan shoot jumpers. Rodman, a 39 percent foul shooter this season, ruined the coach's plan, making nine of 12 free throws in an 11-point, 27-rebound, eight-assist game, and Jordan had 41 points for his NBA record-tying 787th consecutive double-digit scoring game as the Chicago Bulls defeated the visiting Dallas Mavericks, 111-105, last night.