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    Philadelphia 76ers Game thread: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 2/13/2019 [Game #57]





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    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST



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    Injury Report

    Philadelphia 76ers New York Knicks
    Haywood Highsmith - G League assignment (OUT) Emmanuel Mudiay - Strained left shoulder (OUT)
    Shake Milton - Right hand injury (OUT) Frank Ntilikina - Sore groin (OUT)
    Justin Patton - G League assignment (OUT) -
    Zhaire Smith - Jones fracture, left foot (OUT) -
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    On Monday night, the New York Knicks broke the franchise record for longest single-season losing streak.

    On Wednesday, the Knicks may move another defeat closer to their all-time record -- while also getting a glimpse at an opponent that proves such struggles can lead to a positive end.

    The Knicks will look to snap their epic skid Wednesday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden.

    New York's losing streak hit 17 games Monday night, when a late comeback bid fell short in a 107-104 defeat to the host Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The 76ers' two-game winning streak ended Tuesday, when they lost to the visiting Boston Celtics 112-109.

    The Knicks' defeat at Cleveland served as another mile marker in a forgettable season that has seen New York lose 25 of the past 26 as well as 30 of the past 32 games. While New York's 17-game losing streak isn't technically the longest in team history -- the 1984-85 and 1985-86 squads combined to lose 20 straight games spanning the two seasons -- it is the longest in the NBA since the Memphis Grizzlies lost 19 straight last season.

    The nearly six-week long skid -- the Knicks last won on Jan. 4, the day before the NFL playoffs started -- has also opened up the possibility that New York may threaten the longest losing streaks in NBA history, both of which have a 76ers connection.

    The 2010-11 Cavaliers and the 2013-14 76ers are tied for the longest single-season losing streak at 26 games. Philadelphia has the overall record, a 28-game drought that spanned the last 10 games of the 2014-15 season and the first 18 games of the 2015-16 campaign.

    The 76ers' epic losing streaks, of course, came during "The Process," the mammoth rebuild in which the club stockpiled young players while going 47-199 in the three seasons between 2013-14 and 2015-16.

    If all goes according to plan for the Knicks, they will lose a lot less often than the 76ers before turning things around. New York, which has the worst record in the NBA at 10-46, is positioned for a top-three draft pick and has enough cap space to sign two top-tier free agents.

    Of course, the Knicks can't quite say they are tanking with the hopes of being much better next year, so it's up to first-year head coach David Fizdale to put a positive spin on the mounting losing streak.

    "A loss is a loss is a loss," Fizdale said. "Right now, all we're focused on is getting better for the next game and trying to win the next game. Again, the beauty of our team, they're not caught up in all that. They're going to keep trying to find a way back into games, back into a way to compete to win and at some point, we'll break and get our win."

    The 76ers finally began breaking out last year, when they went 52-30 and fell to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    Philadelphia was active at the trade deadline, when it acquired Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers to go with a nucleus that features Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler.

    "As we have said, there is going to be ups and downs," Harris said after the defeat Tuesday. "It's just, when we do have a game like this that we lose, we make an adjustment from it and we understand how we need to play to be the best team that we can be. So I think there are things from this game that we can take and go back and look at and get better at, and just move forward from there."

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    Thanks, Rady.

    JJ Redick got in there twice instead of Jimmy Butler. No big deal.

    Sixers coming off loss to Boston are going to be more than ready to extend our historic losing streak. Want to see DSJ and Knox get it going regardless.

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    Philly has dropped 15 of last 17 to BOS. They lost to them last night, with Harris and BOS w/out Kyrie. They just can’t beat them. They’ll pound us tho.

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    Fizdale continues to switch around our starters. Vonleh getting the start tonight with DJ, Hezonja, Knox, and DSJ. Dotson back to the bench. Is Knox technically our 2 guard?

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    We’ve allowed 31 points in the 1st 9 and a half minutes. This lack of 1st quarter defense is hard to take game after game.

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    Dotson keeping us in the game 5-6 11 pts in the 1st qtr. Knicks down
    37-33 a min left in the 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Fizdale continues to switch around our starters. Vonleh getting the start tonight with DJ, Hezonja, Knox, and DSJ. Dotson back to the bench. Is Knox technically our 2 guard?
    Fiz has got a crowded backcourt, Mudiay said he wasn't sure what his role would be when he comes back, Breen said Nits should get playing time when he gets back but I'd send him down to the GLeague for playing time and play Allan in his place.

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    Kadeem steals the ball and hits a 3 on Triers dime off his steal. Like I said play him over Nitilikina.

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    I like DSJ motor. He chased down McConnell and bothered his shot on his layup attempt off his steal.

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    Highlight 2 handed DUNK BY Kk over Simmons on a nice pass from DJ.

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    71-55 Sixers at the half. They pulled ahead after the bench narrowed the lead to two in the 1st qtr. Sixers shooting over 60% dominating the paint.

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    Blowout in what Clyde called a layup drill. 86-62 Sixers 9 min left in the 3rd.

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    Hard to believe Harris is an 8 yr vet already eligible for a contract of 30% of the cap.

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    Boys not giving up cutting a 27 pt deficit to 9 on Triers 3 at the end of 3.

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    Few minutes left in the game, Knicks down a few and MRob rejects Embiid on a penetration to the rim.

    Then he swats away Embiid again.

    Those are special blocks

    Then offensive rebound and slam on Embiid. 14/13 with 4 blocks

    I see why he was as highly rated in HS as Ayton.

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