Sixers' winning streak: stats, facts, trivia, Ben Simmons and Jimmie Foxx

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With a win Monday night, Ben Simmons and the Sixers can pass the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics for the longest winning streak among Philadelphia teams in the four major sports. They are tied with that venerable A’s club at 17.

The Sixers will carry a 17-game win streak into Monday’s Game 2 against the Miami Heat.

It’s not only the longest streak in team history, but with one more win, the 76ers will establish the record for Philadelphia teams in the four major sports. When Ben Simmons and Co. find themselves rubbing elbows with Connie Mack, you know it’s historic.

Here’s a deeper look into what the Sixers have done over the last month.

[ Three thoughts on Sixers-Heat, Game 2 | David Murphy ]

Standings among playoff teams

*Hold 1-0 playoff series lead entering Monday.

 Since March 15 W-L Pct. GB
*Sixers 17-0 1.000
*Houston 13-3 .813 3.5
Cleveland 11-5 .688 5.5
*Boston 10-5 .667 6.0
Utah 10-5 .667 6.0
*New Orleans 10-6 .625 6.5
*Toronto 10-6 .625 6.5
*Oklahoma City 8-5 .615 7.0
*Indiana 9-6 .600 7.0
San Antonio 9-6 .600 7.0
Miami 8-6 .571 7.5
Milwaukee 8-7 .533 8.0
Minnesota 7-7 .500 8.5
Portland 8-8 .500 8.5
*Golden State 7-8 .467 9.0
Washington 4-10 .286 11.5

 

Sixers team stats

Before streak During streak
Won-Loss 36-30 17-0
FG pct. 46.8 48.6
3FG pct. 36.5 39.6
Pts./game 107.8 118.9
Opp. FG pct. 43.8 42.2
Opp. 3FG pct. 34.3 34.3
Opp. Pts./game 105.6 104.1
Standing 6th seed 3rd seed

 

Streak fact: The Sixers lost 28 in a row just two seasons ago. They dropped their last 10 in 2014-15 and their first 18 in 2015-16. In 2013-14, they had a 26-game losing streak.

 

Sixers individual stats

Joel Embiid  Before streak During streak
Games 55 8
Points 23.5 19.1
Rebounds 11.0 10.9
FG pct. 48.6 45.5
3FG pct. 30.3 34.6

 

 JJ Redick Before streak During streak
Games 55 16
Points 16.6 19.6
Assist 3.1 2.4
FG pct. 45.1 49.8
3FG pct. 41.6 44.4

 

Streak fact: The 76ers are 12-5 against-the-spread during the streak. They easily covered the six they were favored by in Game 1 and are 7-point favorites for Game 2. Some ‘books have them at 6.5.

 

Ben Simmons  Before streak During streak
Games 65 17
Points 16.2 14.2
Rebounds 7.7 9.8
Assists 7.6 10.6
Turnovers 3.5 3.1
Triple doubles 7 5
FG pct. 53.6 57.6
3FG 0-10 0-1
FT pct. 57.9 50.7

 

 

 

Dario Saric  Before streak During streak
Games 65 14
Points 15.0 13.3
Rebounds 6.9 5.5
Assists 2.7 2.2
FG pct. 45.7 44.2
3FG pct. 39.5 40.8

 

Streak fact: Thirteen of the 17 wins were against teams that did not reach the playoffs.

 

R. Covington  Before streak During streak
Games 64 17
Points 12.5 12.7
Rebounds 5.6 5.0
FG pct. 40.3 44.8
3FG pct. 36.5 40.7

 

Streak fact: The Sixers are 9-0 since Joel Embiid sustained a broken orbital bone. He will not play in Monday’s Game 2, but is expected back soon.

 

M. Belinelli  Before streak During streak
Games 12 17
Minutes 25.7 27.2
Points 11.0 16.1
FG pct. 44.4 52.7
3FG pct. 33.3 42.6

 

Streak fact: The Sixers are 25-5 since signing Marco Belinelli (Feb. 12) and 21-3 since signing Ersan Ilyasova (Feb. 28). Both players were waived by Atlanta.

[ Marco Belinelli wants Sixers to set the tone early in Game 2 ]

 

E. Ilyasova Before streak During streak
Games 7 17
Minutes 21.4 25.6
Points 9.0 11.9
Rebounds 4.9 7.9
FG pct. 49.0 42.7
3FG pct. 36.8 38.2

 

Streak fact: The Sixers previous longest winning streak was 14 in 1982-83, the last time they won the NBA championship.

Markelle Fultz  Before streak During streak
Games 4 11
Minutes 19.0 17.4
Points 6.0 7.4
Rebounds 2.2 3.3
Assists 1.8 4.5
Turnovers 1.5 1.0
FG pct. 33.3 42.5
3FG 0-0 0-1
FT 6-12 (50.0) 7-13 (53.8)

 

 

 

Longest streaks/NBA all-time

Began No. Notable
1. L.A. Lakers 1971-72 33 Went 69-13; won NBA Finals led by Goodrich, West, Wilt
t2. Miami 2012-13 27 Led by LeBron James, won second consecutive title
t2. Golden State 2014-15 27 Started with three wins in 2015 Finals; 24 wins next season
4. Houston 2007-08 22 Went 55-27; lost in first round to Utah
t5. Milwaukee 1970-71 20 Led by Lew Alcindor/Oscar Robertson, won NBA title
t5. San Antonio 2011-12 20 Includes first 10 playoff games; then lost 4 straight to OKC

 

Longest streaks/Major Philadelphia teams

Season Wins  Notable
MLB – Athletics (now Oakland) 1931 17 Went 107-45; lost WS in 7 games
NBA – Sixers 2017-18 17 Going for No. 18 on Monday
MLB – Phillies (all-time) 1892 16 Also did it in 1887, 1890
MLB – Phillies (modern) 1991 13 Also did it in 1977
NHL – Flyers 1985-86 13 Stunned by Rangers in first round
NBA – Warriors (now Golden State) 1959-60 10 Wilt’s rookie year
NFL – Eagles 2017 9 Fourth time for 9 in row; won SB

Notable: The A’s played in Philadelphia from 1901-54 and won the World Series five times (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 and 1930) … Their three-year run from 1929-31 featured one of the greatest offenses early baseball had ever seen led by Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Mickey Cochrane. Lefty Grove, another HOFer, was the top pitcher. … Mostly played at Shibe Park (21st & Lehigh) which was renamed Connie Mack Stadium, after their longtime manager and owner … The team moved to Kansas City in 1955 and then to Oakland in 1968.

 

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