Thursday, November 26, 2015

Doing Dougie C. Up Big!

When the Sixers win under Doug Collins, they win big.

Doing Dougie C. Up Big!

( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer ) Daily News/Inquirer

Sixers head coach Doug Collins recorded his 399th career victory Monday night against the Bobcats.

Collins has as many 20-point wins as the Sixers coach (19) as he does single-digit victories (19). Another 29 of his Sixers Ws have been by 10-to-19 points.

Below are the number of wins by margin of victory at each of his four NBA head-coaching stops, and below that, the Sixers' 19 20-point wins with Collins at the helm.

           MARGIN OF VICTORY  
 Team  Years    Record       1-9     10-19    20+  
 Bulls  1986-89    246     137-109  74  45  18 
 Pistons  1995-98 209  121-  88  60  39  22 
 Wizards     2001-03 164  74-  90  49  16   9 
 76ers  2010-12 128  67-  61  19  29  19 

 Sixers' 20-point wins under Collins:

 Date  Opponent     Score      Margin 
 Jan. 7, 2012  Raptors  97-62   35 
 Feb. 8, 2011  at Hawks      117-83   34 
 March 7, 2012  Celtics  103-71   32 
 Jan. 13, 2012  Wizards  120-89   31 
 Feb. 28, 2012  at Pistons  97-68   29 
 Dec. 31, 2011  at Warriors  107-79   28 
 Jan. 10, 2012  Kings  112-85   27 
 Nov. 3, 2010  Pacers  101-75   26 
 April 1, 2011  Nets  115-90   25 
 March 19, 2012      at Bobcats  105-80   25 
 Feb. 23, 2011  Wizards  117-94   23 
 Jan. 6, 2012  Pistons  96-73   23 
 March 18, 2011  at Kings  102-80   22 
 March 2, 2012  Warriors  105-83   22 
 Jan. 28, 2012  Pistons  95-74   21 
 Dec. 7, 2010  Cavaliers 117-97  20 
 Feb. 12, 2011  at Timberwolves      107-87   20 
 Dec. 28, 2011  at Suns  103-83    20 
 Jan. 23, 2012  Wizards  103-83   20 
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