Will the 76ers win another game this year? After the team’s 11th straight loss, a 130-110 defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched a question. The Bucks are the only team with a record worse than the Sixers this season.
Monday night’s game was such a snoozer for the Sixers that it literally put a fan in the front row to sleep.
— mare (@ScarletMcKfever) February 25, 2014
Here’s another angle:
— Jason Wolf (@JasonChadWolf) February 25, 2014
How angry does this make you? All the times you’re sitting in bed, unable to get your eyes to rest, and this person can somehow manage to get 40 winks courtside at a basketball game. Unfair.
As for the game, the Sixers trailed by just two after the first quarter but were outscored 43-16 in the second quarter. Here’s an example of how things went:
The Bucks’ broadcast brings another look at the Sixers’ misery.
Milwaukee came in averaging 92.6 points a game, second-worst in the league, and ended up scoring almost 40 points above its average. The Sixers have now been outscored by their opponents by 10.6 points per game, by far the most in the league. Brett Brown summed things up in a halftime interview with Molly Sullivan on CSN.
Molly Sullivan: “Coach, as you continue to develop the players you’ve invested so much time in, now also developing three new Sixers. What do you emphasize here on defense?”
Brett Brown: “To play it.”
Will the Sixers ever play any defense again? Who knows. To their credit, though, the fans weren’t sticking around to watch this team tank.
The Sixers play the Magic at home on Wednesday before Allen Iverson’s jersey retirement ceremony during the game against the Wizards on Saturday. The record for consecutive losses in an NBA season is 26, incidentally.
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