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Recap: It Happened Again, Sixers Lose to Sacramento

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Sacramento Kings 115

Philadelphia 76ers 98

Here are the facts: The 76ers lose to the Kings 115-98 Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. That loss was the 18th straight overall by the ball club, their 14th straight at home. The 18 losses in a row is the second longest such streak in franchise history. The 14 home losses in a row are the longest such streak in franchise history.

During the game the 76ers gave up 31 free throw attempts in the first half. This, I am assuming, is a record since the 50 free throw attempts that the Kings had were one shy of the record for most given up in one game by the team. Sacramento Forward Rudy Gay attempted 19 free throws, a career high for him. He made 14 of them.

The Sixers started out the game pretty well. Held an early lead on the Kings and looked like they had an actual chance to break the snide. The feeling of an inevitable crash was looming but in the early going there was a chance. It seemed as though in the early stages of the game the 76ers were even out playing the Kings. However, two things that have been plaguing Brett Brown’s team this year, turnovers and fouls. Both showed up in this contest. Though Sacramento didn’t show much control of the ball turning it over 19 times, the 76ers added to their league league leading average of 17.1 a game, with 20 in tonights contest. Seven of them coming from Michael Carter-Williams.

The 76ers were led in scoring by developing Center Henry Sims. Sims had 20 points and 10 rebounds, with three assists and steals. Despite the struggles of many of his teammates, the big man had himself a quality evening. I like his future.

James Anderson continues his hot streak shooting as he tallied 17 points in the game. He went 5-9 from behind the arc and has been shooting over 40 percent from outside since March 7th.

MCW had good moments, but didn’t have a great day from the field going 5-14, in route to 13 and the seven turnover mentioned earlier. He did have seven rebounds.

Rudy Gay had his way with the Sixers. If it wasn’t his parade to the line, it was his slashing ability. He had seven rebounds and five assists to compliment his 27 points on the night. Looking like a man who is playing for a new contract.

DeMarcus Cousins picked up his 40th double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sixers fans continue to look on and think what could have been as Evan Turner parades around Indianapolis with Andrew Bynum.

Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and six assists. I would love to have him back up MCW next season, but I think that man will find himself a starting gig somewhere in the NBA. That is if he leaves Sacramento at the end of the year.

The 76ers will look to end their possible record setting losing streak against Andrew Bynum, yes he is actually playing, and the best team in Eastern Conference the Indiana Pacers. Yep this is going to be good.

 

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