The Philadelphia Sixers’ epic 17-game losing streak came to an end Wednesday night, as they took down the struggling (4-13) Minnesota Timberwolves 85-77.
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Michael Carter-Williams posted a game-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the ultra-rare road victory.
Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders was of course furious, and ripped his team for allowing the Sixers to walk into their gym and get a W.
Per the Star Tribune:
Philadelphia came to Minnesota as the fourth NBA team in history to start a season 0-17. It left falling one game short of the New Jersey Nets’ 0-18 start in the 2009-10 season. […] “What I was disappointed about was the sense of urgency,” Saunders said, meaning the lack of it. “We’ll have to address it. There’s not really much to say about that. Our sense of urgency wasn’t there.”
“They play that bad and we still lose?” Corey Brewer said. “We have to look at ourselves, man. It’s tough. We can’t lose this game, period, no matter how you look at it.”
“What happens is we played stupid,” Saunders said. “We’ve been trying to break that habit of gambling. And we get up and we take two gambles and they score two threes out of our gambles. Hey, we’re not a very good team right now.”