Welcome to the Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, March 23, the morning after the longest winning and losing streaks of the season continued.
The San Antonio Spurs picked up their 13th consecutive victory, beating the Golden State Warriors in Oakland 99-90.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers lost their 24th game in a row, falling at Chicago 91-81.
The Spurs actually have two of the longest winning streaks in the NBA this season; their 11-game win streak from Nov. 5-25 matched the longest in the league this year before their current 13-game run. Portland won 11 straight from Nov. 8-25 and the Clippers ran off 11 consecutive wins from Feb. 23 to March 16.
Miami, Golden State and Oklahoma City all have had 10-game win streaks this year.
On the other end of the spectrum, what the 76ers have done since Jan. 29 (the date of their last win) is growing to historic proportions. At 24 games in a row, Philadelphia’s streak is more than twice as long as any other losing streak in the NBA this year and now stands alone as the second-longest of all-time, behind only the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 26-game march into futility in 2010-11.
Only two other teams have lost double-digit games in succession this season. The Bucks dropped 11 in a row from Nov. 9-29 and the Magic had a 10-game skid from Dec. 31 through Jan. 17.
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).