Philadelphia Sixers Co-Owner Rips Team After Loss to Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets pulled off a miraculous, last-second win to extend their winning streak last night. Adam Aron, Philadelphia Sixers’ co-owner and CEO, pulled a Doug Collins and absolutely tore into his squad following the crushing defeat. Per Aron’s Twitter and the Philly Daily News: “That was the worst last minute of 76ers basketball I’ve seen in ages. Mind-numbingly bad.’ […] The Nuggets’ Corey Brewer, fouled on a desperation three-point shot with 2.1 seconds left, made all three foul shots Thursday night to complete an improbable comeback and steal a 101-100 victory over the 76ers. Brewer’s winning free throws were preceded by the Sixers’ Evan Turner missing two foul shots with 7.1 seconds left and the foul by Damien Wilkins that put Brewer on the line. But there were more faults in the final couple of minutes that led to Denver extending its winning streak and the Sixers their road losing streak. The Sixers held a 98-90 lead with 2 minutes left. They then committed a foul in the backcourt, had a shot-clock violation, missed a layup, missed two foul shots and fouled on a three-point shot that ultimately provided the winning margin. The focus of the downfall will go to Turner missing the two free throws with the Sixers holding a 100-98 lead. After a timeout, Brewer took a pass and launched a long three-pointer, only to be fouled by Wilkins. He calmly made all three free throws. ‘We made six bad plays,’ said coach Doug Collins, whose team fell to 26-42. ‘And we lose by one. Those are mistakes. We made bad plays. I don’t know what you want me to do to dissect the plays. We had the game in hand, we’ve got to win that game. They are riding high, but we’ve got to win that game. We’re out here scratching on the road. We’re not giving up on this season. We’re not going to make the playoffs but we’re not giving up on the season. It’s disappointing. We’ve got guys who played in 18 playoff games.’ […] ‘Anything that could go wrong did go wrong,’ said Turner, who finished with 12 points and six turnovers. ‘I don’t think there’s anyone to point the finger at. We played hard the whole game. It was just what could go wrong did go wrong. Effort was there, energy was there, it’s just about closing out the game. Situations occurred and you don’t want to point fingers at anybody. That was some crazy stuff that happened out there.'”