Philadelphia 76ers losing streak now at 23 straight gamesPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer discussing the 76ers, who have mastered the art of losing basketball games:
The ball bounced awry and tapped the white end line. James Anderson short-armed the pass and Thaddeus Young tried to reach it, but he never had a chance.
There were 8.6 seconds left on Friday night in the Sixers’ 93-92 loss to the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. And for a moment it appeared that the Sixers’ 22-game losing streak was no longer safe.
But the referee blew his whistle, Anderson’s pass went out of bounds, and the Sixers’ hopes were dashed.
It was their 23d straight loss. They continue to creep closer to the NBA record of 26 straight set in 2011 by Cleveland.
Before the turnover, head coach Brett Brown huddled his team and called for them to work the play around Anderson. It was Anderson’s first game back after missing two with a thigh injury. He finished with eight points and six rebounds.