Sixers Avoid Historic Futility Mark
It’s not quite the NBA equivalent of Villanova’s national championship — even if Sixers.com tried to lump the two events together — but it’ll have to do.
The Sixers on Tuesday night beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-93, in a game that gave the franchise its tenth victory of the season. Why is that meager number good news? It means the Sixers won’t tie the NBA record for fewest victories in an 82-game season. (That record is held, of course, by the 1972-73 76ers.)
Not exactly a Gatorade-splashing moment — they’re still 59 games in the win column behind the league-leading Golden State Warriors — but satisfying nonetheless.
“I’m happy for our guys,” said Coach Brett Brown. “They’re good people. They genuinely care. They put in fantastic days’ work. To get a win and move on, they deserve that.”
The Sixers were led by Carl Landry’s 22 points — a feat that earned him “MVP” chants from the crowd by game’s end, ESPN reported.
Said Landry: “It definitely made me feel good that the fans of Philly, blue-collar people, the majority of them, appreciate the effort that I put in, each and every day.”