Sixers Lose Team-Record 21st Straight, Now Favored for Longest NBA Losing Streak Ever
Well! The Sixers’ losing streak is now such an inevitability that the team’s 21st straight loss registered barely a blip. The Sixers were actually in the game against the Pacers — trailing by just three, 88-85, with two minutes left in the fourth — but Indiana pulled away for a 99-90 win.
The Sixers are now 15-52 (which is still better than Milwaukee’s 13-54). According to ESPN stats whiz Kevin Pelton, the Sixers are now more-than-likely to tie Cleveland’s NBA record 26-game losing streak.
Now estimate the Sixers more likely than not to match the longest losing streak in NBA history (62.8%). 48.5% to break it.
— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) March 18, 2014
And he has to say things like this.
#Sixers coach Brett Brown: "This program is fine, and Brett Brown is fine."
— Christopher A. Vito (@ChrisVito) March 18, 2014
The upside: Only 15 games left.