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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown unsure whether his team will win again this season


On Jan. 30, the Milwaukee Bucks held a 6.5-game “lead” over the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA’s worst record. The Bucks seemed primed to run away with the league’s best lottery odds.

Never underestimate the 76ers, though.

Since, Philadelphia has ripped off a 14-game losing streak – the NBA’s worst skid of the season – and trimmed Milwaukee’s “lead” to three games. It will still take an incredible effort for the 76ers to overcome their early “deficit,” but Philadelphia coach Brett Brown believes in his team.

Marc Narducci of The (Philadelphia) Inquirer:

Brown didn’t give the politically correct answer when asked if he wonders if the Sixers will win another game this season.

“All the time, I tell them that,” Brown said. “This is the truth.”

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If the 76ers lose their final 22 games, their losing streak would hit 36 games – 10 longer than the worst losing streak of all time (Cavaliers in 2010-11).

Philadelphia might need every one of those losses to pass the Bucks, whom ESPN projects to win 16 games. The 76ers currently have 15 wins.

But with a coach who believes in them maybe, just maybe, the 76ers can do what seemed impossible a month ago.

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.