December 1, 2014 - Finding Carter
Brett Brown has 4 championship rings from his total 12 seasons in a front bureau and as an partner with a San Antonio Spurs, and Philadelphia hopes eventually he can teach that winning genius in a 76ers.
A extreme reconstruct has slowed that process, nonetheless Brown has been zero though certain during an 0-16 start.
Philadelphia gets another moment during a initial feat when it hosts a tarnishing Spurs on Monday night.
Brown endured an NBA-record losing strain of 26 games and a 76ers finished 19-63 in his initial deteriorate as manager in 2013-14, afterwards watched as San Antonio kick Miami in a NBA Finals to explain nonetheless another title.
The losing has continued this deteriorate for Philadelphia, that set a record for a misfortune start in authorization story with Saturday’s 110-103 detriment to Dallas. The 1972-73 patrol mislaid a initial 15 en track to finishing with a NBA’s misfortune 82-game record during 9-73.
“I’m fine, and we don’t wish those guys worrying about any record,” Brown said. “We only have to keep a organisation together and pierce them along. we have so most honour for that organisation since their suggestion has not been broken.”
The 2009-10 Nets set a record by dropping their initial 18, a symbol a Sixers would transcend with waste to a Spurs, Minnesota on Wednesday and Oklahoma City on Friday.
They’ll demeanour to equivocate that indeterminate record though heading scorer Tony Wroten, who will skip during slightest a week with a right knee sprain.
“We’re sad we haven’t won,” Brown said. “But down low we feel like we know something that’s going on that we like. we consider they will be rewarded for a work they’re putting in. we wish it’s earlier than after to countenance their efforts.”
There have been positives. Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double opposite a Mavericks with 18 points, a career-high 16 assists and 10 rebounds, while rookie second-round collect K.J. McDaniels had his best diversion with deteriorate highs of 21 points and 13 boards.
“The guys were unbelievable,” Carter-Williams said. “They were knocking down shots from midrange, from 3-point range. They were anticipating open areas, and we were relocating a round good (as a team).”
Williams had a team-high 16 points in a initial assembly Nov. 17, though 5 Spurs scored in double total in a 100-75 win that extended their win strain in a array to seven.
San Antonio (12-4) also has won 7 true altogether after violence Boston 111-89 on Sunday as manager Gregg Popovich returned to a sideline after blank a prior dual games due to an undisclosed teenager medical procedure.
Danny Green scored a game-high 18 points, while Boris Diaw (15), Tim Duncan (14), Aron Baynes (13) and Kawhi Leonard (12) also reached double figures.
“There’s a comfort section there carrying (Popovich) during a helm,” Duncan said. “(It was) good to have him out there and good to hear his voice.”
Popovich lauded Baynes, who has averaged 10.3 points during a winning streak. He’s removing peculiarity mins in a deficiency of core Tiago Splitter, who has been out for 15 of a final 16 games since of a right calf injury.
“It’s of vital significance so (Duncan) doesn’t have to get too many minutes,” Popovich said. “I don’t know about Tiago’s situation, though Baynsie is saving us.”
The Spurs are one of a league’s best defensive teams, permitting 92.5 points per game, while a Sixers are final offensively with 90.8 per contest.