• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Stream The Game Live
See The Matchup
Home of Super Bowl 50
Where to Watch Game Preview Full Coverage

Philadelphia at Orlando

Venue: Amway Center

The Philadelphia 76ers are already guaranteed to avoid finishing with the worst record in franchise history. However, they're still inching closer to infamy as their losing streak continues.

The Orlando Magic will again look to capitalize on the woeful 76ers by knocking them off for a second time in five days on Sunday night.

Philadelphia (15-44) is suffering through its longest skid in 17 years, dropping 13 in a row for the first time since Dec. 28, 1996-Jan. 20, 1997. The 76ers' latest setback was a 122-103 home defeat to Washington on Saturday as they yielded 101-plus points for the 24th time in their last 26 games. They also gave up an arena record 74 first-half points and yielded a career-high 40 to Trevor Ariza.

Over the last 13 contests, Philadelphia is allowing 116.5 points per game on 49.4 percent shooting - including 40.2 percent from 3-point range. Those numbers have crept even higher in four games since Evan Turner was traded to Indiana, reaching 119.3 and 52.3.

Despite those struggles, the 76ers won't post the worst record in their history, with that distinction belonging to the 1972-73 club that finished 9-73. Philadelphia endured a franchise-worst 20-game losing streak that season.

But with 23 games still remaining, the 76ers could surpass that skid, as well as the league-worst 26-game losing streak by Cleveland in 2010-11.

"All the time," coach Brett Brown said after Saturday's loss when asked if he wondered if his club would win another game.

Philadelphia helped Orlando end a dubious streak of its own on Wednesday, with the Magic snapping a 16-game road skid in a 101-90 victory. Jameer Nelson tallied 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading a balanced effort that saw each Magic starter score at least 13. Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help Orlando grab a 55-42 rebounding advantage. The 76ers were just 5 of 22 from beyond the arc with Thaddeus Young going 0 for 5.

The Magic also claimed a 105-94 home win over Philadelphia on Nov. 27, their 11th victory over the last 12 meetings in Orlando

Orlando (18-43) hopes hosting Philadelphia will help its defense bounce back after letting Miami shoot 58.1 percent in a 112-98 road loss on Saturday. The Magic limited the 76ers to 36.8 percent shooting three nights earlier.

"Overall we did a decent job," center Kyle O'Quinn, who grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, told the team's website. "They're the two-time champions and that's the team that you want to model. There's a reason why they won it, so you want to strive where they are."

Arron Afflalo missed his fourth straight game and it's unclear if he'll play Sunday. He had been dealing with a sprained ankle but missed Saturday's contest due to an illness. He had averaged 25.3 points in the three games prior to being sidelined, and scored a career-high 43 in a 126-125 double-overtime loss to Philadelphia on Dec. 3.

Young is averaging 24.0 points over his last four meetings with the Magic.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
TeamStandingsWLPct.GBL 10Strk
Philadelphia5th Atlantic 743.140273-7Lost 4
Orlando5th Southeast 2128.4297.51-9Lost 3

Related Video

January 21, 2016
Mid-season Goals: Lakers, Sixers (1:34)
December 21, 2015
D'Antoni joins Sixers staff
December 10, 2015
Ken Berger talks Jerry Colangelo hire
December 8, 2015
Colangelo to Philly proves that they need a plan
J EmbiidFoot
C WatsonCalf
Key Players
Evan Turner
Evan Turner, SF
34.4 Min. Per Game 32.8 Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson, PG
17.1 Pts. Per Game 12.3
3.6 Ast. Per Game 6.9
5.9 Reb. Per Game 3.4
42.9 Field Goal % 39.2
28.1 Three Point % 35.6
81.9 Free Throw % 87.1
Series Game Log
Dec 20OrlandoATL 103-100
Jan 18 @ AtlantaATL 98-81
Feb 7Orlando 
Feb 8 @ Atlanta 
Other Games
NY 90 Final
Chi 109
GS 98 Final
Tor 104
Utah 91 Final
Ind 94
Dal 106 Final
SA 112
Char 99 Final
OKC 116
Atl 120 Final
Pho 129