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Sixers' Home Snookering

Sixers suffered worst home loss under Collins Wednesday night.

Sixers' Home Snookering

Wednesday night, the Raptors dealt the Sixers their worst home loss (21 points) of the Doug Collins' era.

Before February, their worst home loss under him was 12 points. Since then, they have lost by 20 (to the Heat Feb. 3) and 21 (Wednesday) within a month.

All told, 15 of the 17 worst losses under Collins have come on the road.

Here are the largest margins of defeat among those 17 games:

 Date  Opponent  Score  Margin 
 Dec. 21, 2010  at Bulls  76-121  45
 March 12,2011  at Bucks  74-102  28
 Nov. 13, 2010  at Spurs  93-116  23
 March 30, 2012     at Wizards     76-97  21
 Jan. 21, 2012  at Heat  92-113     21
 April 4, 2012  Raptors  78-  99  21
 Feb. 3, 2012  Heat  79-  99  20
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