Welcome to the Daily NBA Fix for Tuesday, March 18, the day that the most anticipated presidential inauguration since George Washington is set to take place in New York, with Phil Jackson taking over as president of the franchise.
The Los Angeles Clippers had their winning streak snapped at 11 games when they lost at Denver. The streak matches the second-longest in franchise history, behind only their 17-game run last season.
The Philadelphia 76ers, on the other hand, set a new franchise record with their 21st consecutive loss. The played the Pacers tough in Indianapolis, but couldn’t avoid breaking a franchise mark that stood for more than 40 years, a 20-game losing streak put together by the team that put the worst 82-game season in history together in 1972-73 by going 9-73.
The Sixers extended their NBA record with their 21st straight loss by five points or more, as well.
The Clippers’ loss leaves San Antonio with the longest active winning streak in the NBA at 10 games. The Knicks have won six in a row and the Pacers and Hawks have four-game runs ongoing.
On the other end of the spectrum, besides Philadelphia, Orlando, Boston and Utah have lost five games straight.
The Daily NBA Fix will deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).