Sixers make NBA history with multiple home winning streaks
The Philadelphia 76ers have been a tough team to beat at the Wells Fargo Center this season. The Brett Brown-coached squad got themselves on the record books on Thursday, becoming just the fourth team in NBA history to record multiple 14-game home win streaks within a season.
Philly achieved the feat in their 115-106 victory against the New York Knicks.
The Sixers joined the likes of the 2014-15 Golden State Warriors, 2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers, and 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers as the fourth team to achieve the impressive home streak, per ESPN Stats and Info.
Behind a game-high 34 points from Tobias Harris (tied for his 2nd-most since joining the 76ers)…
Philadelphia is now the 4th team in NBA history to record multiple 14-game home win streaks within a season, joining the 2014-15 Warriors, 2008-09 Cavaliers and 1999-00 Lakers. pic.twitter.com/u4Kspe0k1m
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 28, 2020
Without their injured All-Stars Ben Simmons (back) and Joel Embiid (shoulder), Tobias Harris stepped up big time and scored 34 huge markers for the second time this season.
The 27-year-old stretch four shot an efficient 14-for-21 from the field and 3-of-6 from downtown and also collected seven rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 35 minutes of action.
The Sixers have been pretty much unstoppable at home in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, accumulating a league-best 28-2 record in Pennsylvania. Their only two losses at home came at the hands of the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks last year.
Going on the road, however, has been a different story for the Sixers. They only won 9 of their first 30 games away from Wells Fargo this season.
Primed as strong contenders to emerge out of the East prior to this season, the Sixers have somehow failed to live up to those lofty expectations.
They are still one of the best teams in the division, currently holding the 5th spot with a 37-23 slate.