Philadelphia 76ers Tie Franchise-Long Losing Streak with Tough Opponents Ahead

March 15th, 2014 by Jim Cavan Leave a reply »

Somewhere, Semih Erden and Christian Eyenga are smiling just a little wider.

The Memphis Grizzlies torched the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night, 103-77, extending Philly’s consecutive-loss streak to a franchise record-tying 20, per the NBA Guru Twitter account:

But as indicated by this tweet from ESPN Stats & Info, it’s the way in which the Sixers are losing that has many wondering whether we might be witnessing one of the worst teams in NBA history:

With seven more losses (the games cited in the first tweet above), the Sixers will set the league record for most consecutive losses in a single season.

It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that Philly head coach Brett Brown has declared that a win—any win—would, at this point, be an upset. According to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's Dei Lynam:

It’s a sad state of affairs indeed for the Sixers. Until you remember they’re sitting on a whole war chest of 2014 draft picks—one first-rounder and four second-rounders, to be exact. 

If they have any hope of s ...

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