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Sixers, Flyers Gulping on Big Apple

Sixers and Flyers have dropped 11 of last 13 games to Rangers and Knicks.

Sixers, Flyers Gulping on Big Apple

With Wednesday night's loss, the Sixers and Flyers have now combined to lose nine of their last 10 and 11 of their last 13 games to the Knicks and Rangers.

 That run:

 Date  Team  Opponent  Result
 Feb. 6, 2011  Sixers      at Knicks  L  103-117
 Feb. 20, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  W 4-2
 March 6, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  0-7
 April 3, 2011  Flyers  Rangers  L  2-3 (shootout)  
 April 6, 2011  Sixers  Knicks  L  92-97
 Nov. 26, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  0-2
 Dec. 23, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  2-4
 Jan. 2, 2012  Flyers  Rangers (CBP)       L  2-3
 Jan. 11, 2012  Sixers  at Knicks  L  79-85
 Feb. 5, 2012  Flyers  at Rangers  L  2-5
 Feb. 11, 2012  Flyers  Rangers  L  2-5
 March 11, 2012  Sixers  at Knicks  W 106-94
 March 21, 2012      Sixers  Knicks  L   79-82 
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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