Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sixers Times 76

Sixers all-time winning streaks.

Sixers Times 76

The Knicks' victory Wednesday snapped the Sixers winning streak at six games.

It was the 76th time in franchise history (including the time spent as the Syracuse Nationals) the club had a winning streak of six or more games. Below is how they breakdown:

(Special thanks to the play index page at basketball-reference.com, which makes finding stuff like this possible.)

  Wins     Times    Last Occurence
18 1  March 3 to Nov. 4, 1966
14 1  Dec. 21, 1982 to Jan. 21, 1983
13 1  Dec. 22, 1984 to Jan. 16, 1985
12 3  Jan. 13, 1990 to Feb. 5, 1990
11 3  April 18, 2000 to Nov. 20, 2000
10 7  Feb. 6, 1983 to March 1, 1983
9 11  Feb. 12, 2003 to March 2, 2003
8 7  Nov. 20, 2002 to Dec. 4, 2002
7 19  Jan. 6, 2009 to Jan. 17, 2009
6 23  Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan. 10, 2012
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