Dougie Defense

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"I think we're going to defend well enough to win a lot of games," 76ers coach Doug Collins said. (Matt Rourke/AP)

You don't think defense is coaching in the NBA? Doug Collins says differently.

The Sixers have allowed fewer than 63 points in a game three times in their 50 seasons here, and Collins (shown at right coaching Wednesday in New Orleans) was the coach for two of them.

Wednesday was the 13th time in his coaching career that a Collins team held an opponent to 70 points or fewer in a game.

Here are games in which the Sixers have held opponents to 66 or fewer points (and, yes, they did manage to lose one of them):


 Date

 Opponent

 Result
 Opp.
  FG
 Opp.
  3FG 
 Opp.
  FT
 March 6, 2003  at Trail Blazers     W 88-60    26-72    0-10      8-17  
 Jan. 7, 2012  Raptors  W 97-62  27-85  1-12    7-12
 Nov. 7, 2012  at Hornets  W 77-62  23-69  4-19  12-16
 Nov. 7, 2007  Bobcats  W 94-63  23-75  0-13  17-23
 Feb. 21, 1996     Heat  L   57-66  29-77  2-13    6-13
 Feb. 5, 1999  at Hornets  W 78-66  24-70  6-14  12-24

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