Sunday, December 21, 2014

Timber Go The Wolves

Sixers aiming to beat Minnesota for fourth straight time.

Timber Go The Wolves

Sunday night, the Sixers are aiming for their fourth straight win over the Timberwolves, which would tie their mark for consecutive victories against them.

Here are the Sixers' longest winning streaks against each of the NBA's other franchises:

    MOST RECENT
Franchise  Wins    Times From To
Cavaliers  17   Oct. 28, 1980 Dec. 16, 1983
Pistons  16   Jan. 19, 1966 Oct. 24, 1967
Clippers  14   Feb. 6, 1981 Jan. 5, 1987
Wizards (Bullets)  14   Feb. 24, 1967 Dec. 26, 1968
Pacers  13   Nov. 24, 1982 Feb. 12, 1985
Thunder (SuperSonics)      13   Oct. 27, 1967 March 19, 1969   
Jazz  12   Feb. 13, 1980 Dec. 20, 1985
Heat  11   Feb. 22, 1989 March 15, 1991
Knicks  10   Feb. 25, 1966 Jan. 3, 1967
Hawks  10   Feb. 15, 1966 Jan. 23, 1967
Grizzlies  10   Jan. 29, 1996 Feb. 2, 2001
Kings    9 (2 times)     Nov. 7, 1980 Feb. 28, 1985
Celtics    8   March 24, 2000    Jan. 25, 2002
Bulls    8 (3 times) March 31, 1984 Nov. 13, 1985
Warriors    8 (3 times) Feb. 24, 1980 Feb. 27, 1983
Lakers    7   Jan. 25, 1966 Jan. 20, 1967
Nets    7 (3 times) Nov. 6, 2009 April 1, 2011
Trail Blazers    7   Nov. 30, 1984 Dec. 9, 1987
Mavericks    6   Nov. 25, 1980 Feb. 23, 1983
Bucks    6 (3 times) Jan. 30, 2008 Oct. 30, 2009
Raptors    6   April 14, 1999 Nov. 1, 2000
Nuggets    5 (2 times) Nov. 15,1978 Feb. 29, 1980
Rockets    5 (2 times) Dec. 28, 1982 Jan. 11, 1985
Suns    5   March 17, 1984 Jan. 22, 1986
Timberwolves    4   Dec. 13, 1991 April 18, 1993
Magic    4   Feb. 14, 2003 Jan. 12, 2004
Spurs    4   Nov. 20, 1979 March 9, 1980
Bobcats    3 (2 times) March 23, 2007 Jan. 26, 2008
Hornets    3 (3 times) Jan. 11, 2010 Dec. 12, 2010
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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