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Philadelphia 76ers Struggles Continue, Two Losses from Matching Franchise Worst

November 24th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
By Nate Derosena

With the 2014-15 NBA season being almost a month old, the Philadelphia 76ers are still in search of their first win on the season. After going 0-3 on their Texas road trip, the 76ers came back home and took losses from their division rival Boston Celtics, as well as the Phoenix Suns. This past Saturday evening, the Sixers made a trip to New York City where the New York Knicks handed the team their 13th consecutive loss on the season, leaving them two losses away from matching their worst season start in franchise history of 0-15 set back in the 1972-73 season.

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Philadelphia 76ers Continue to Struggle, Face Spurs in Search of First Win

November 17th, 2014 at 7:24 PM
By Nate Derosena

The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-2 on their current road trip against the NBA’s “Texas Triangle," which consists of the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, and the current NBA defending champion San Antonio Spurs. The team was unable to win in either Dallas or Houston, and tonight, they may be facing their toughest challenge on this three game road trip. The Sixers are still winless on the season and hope to pull an upset by defeating the Spurs on their home court and securing their first win on the season.

The first stop on the Philadelphia 76ers road trip was in Dallas to take on Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. The game was a runaway from the get-go, despite the return of Nerlens Noel and 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers played what may be their worst game of the season thus far. The team was only able to put up 29 points in the first half and shot 29.9% from the floor all game. The final score was 123-70, and the 53 point differential is the largest margin of victory in Dallas Mavericks' franchise history. In his season debut, sophomore Michael carter-Williams put up a team high 19 points (Tony Wroten was the only other player in double figures that game with 11 points), eight rebounds and five assists, but it proved not to be enough of a boost for this struggling 76ers team.

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Philadelphia 76ers Troubles Continue Early in the 2014-15 Season

November 10th, 2014 at 7:20 PM
By Nate Derosena

The Philadelphia 76ers’ slow start to the season continued Sunday evening, as they were defeated by their division rivals, the Toronto Raptors. This marked the Sixers’ seventh consecutive loss and left them without a win on the season. With the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night, the Philadelphia 76ers are currently the only winless team in the league.

Players such as Tony Wroten (2.7 steals per game, currently tied for second in the league) and K.J. McDaniels have stepped up for the team as much as they can, but the injuries and lack of experience still seem to be hurting the 76ers. Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel are both still out indefinitely, and Joel Embiid is not expected to play anytime soon. The Sixers need more production on offense, as they rank 24th out of 30th in the league in points per game (93.3) while they rank 28th out of 30th in points allowed per game (106.1).

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Philadelphia 76ers Looking to Avoid Unpleasant History

November 7th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
By Nate Derosena

The players and staff of the Philadelphia 76ers have been trying to find their identity as a team in the early stages of this season. Unfortunately, injury and inexperience have been a factor for this young 76ers team. Tonight, however, the undermanned Sixers must come together as one unit as they take on the Chicago Bulls in search of their first win.

This is one loss in particular that the Sixers hope to avoid. The last time that the Philadelphia 76ers started off a season with an 0-6 record was in 1972-73, where the team went on a 15 game losing streak to open the schedule and finished 9-73, which still stands today as the worst record in league history for an 82-game season. The Chicago Bulls, however, are no pushover team and will not make a win easy for this 76ers squad. To make matters worse, the Sixers will be without rookie Nerlens Noel tonight, who sprained his left ankle in that down to the wire game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Henry Sims (38.2 FG percentage this season) is expected to start in his place.

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Philadelphia 76ers Seek First Win Against Houston Rockets

November 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 PM
By Nate Derosena

The Philadelphia 76ers will seek their first win of the season tonight as the undefeated Houston Rockets come into town. The 76ers have had a slow start to the season, starting off 0-3 and losing to the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and, most recently, to the Miami Heat in their home opener this past Saturday evening. The team hopes to turn their season around tonight against the Rockets and earn their first victory.

The 76ers may catch a break tonight; Dwight Howard is questionable with a sore knee and may not play. Patrick Beverley and Tarik Black are also questionable for tonight’s game with a strained hamstring & a bruised thigh, respectively. The 76ers, however, are also missing key pieces on their roster. The Syracuse pair of Michael Carter-Williams and Jerami Grant will be out for two to three weeks. Carter-Williams is still recovering from off-season right shoulder surgery, and Grant is recovering from a sprained right ankle. Joel Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, is out indefinitely, still recovering from right foot surgery. Jason Richardson is recovering from left knee surgery and a stress fracture in his right foot: he is also out indefinitely. As if the injuries weren’t already enough for the depleted 76ers, Luc Mbah a Moute is questionable for tonight’s game with a lacerated lip.

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