Sixers Finally Win, Avoid Tying Nets For Worst Start Ever
The Philadelphia 76ers are bad. Entering Wednesday night, they had lost their first 17 games of the season.
But on this night, the Minnesota Timberwolves were even worse.
The 76ers beat Minnesota, 85-77, and they just missed tying the New Jersey Nets from the 2009-10 season, when they started the season 0-18 before finally winning their first game.
The funniest part about this sports dramedy is the fact that the game had to be restarted because both teams were shooting at the wrong baskets.
Can't make this up. The 76ers and Wolves had to restart their game after the teams were going the wrong way: http://t.co/yKgDFWuhZr
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) December 4, 2014
The other three teams that started the year off 0-17, the 2014-15 76ers, the 1998-99 L.A. Clippers and the aforementioned Nets, finished with an average of 12 wins on the season. (The Clippers only won nine games in ’98, but it was a strike-shortened year, so they also only lost just 41 games.
The Sixers did their best to lose this one, of course, shooting 39 percent from the field and turning the ball over 19 times against the worst defense in the NBA.
Allen Iverson is happy to see his 76ers get their first win of the season. pic.twitter.com/s1nSb2nyQD
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 4, 2014
Tony Robbins gave 76ers an inspirational speech earlier today & they get their first win, coincidence we think not! http://t.co/tFfSWiyWI5
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) December 4, 2014
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) December 4, 2014
BREAKING: The Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup tonight pic.twitter.com/u9OcXRSQve
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) December 4, 2014
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