NBA Basketball: Thursday’s Picks

By Bill Simpson

Nov 13, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) blocks the shot of Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Rockets 123-117. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelpha 76ers @ Houston Rockets

According to, the Philadelphia 76ers are one loss away from becoming the Philadelphia 26ers—as in 26 consecutive losses.

The Sixers haven’t won a game since January 29th.

That means no wins in February and two losses away from a zero-win March.

On the other hand, the Houston Rockets haven’t lost to a team with a losing record since January 10th and are currently on a four-game winning streak.

Look for the Sixers to tie the NBA record for the longest losing streak, previously set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first post-LeBron James season.

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