CHICAGO – The 76ers will tell you that they’ve had the equivalent of three different teams due to multiple trades this season.
Yet, one thing has remained the same despite the roster movement: The Sixers keep scoring at least 100 points per game.
Wednesday’s 108-107 loss to the Bulls marked their 28th straight game with at least 100 points. This is the longest active 100-point streak in the league, and was the second-longest streak by this season behind the Golden State Warriors’ 32.
The last time the Sixers did this for at least 28 consecutive games came when they had 33 straight 100-point performances over parts of two seasons from March 5, 1977 to Nov. 15, 1978.
This season, the Sixers ranked fourth in scoring at 115.5 points per game heading into Wednesday’s games. The Warriors were first at 118.2, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks (117.3) and New Orleans Pelicans (116.0).
Tobias Harris saw his career-long streak of 20-point games snapped at seven when the Bulls held him to 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting Wednesday. He had 21 points on Tuesday against the Magic. That came after the power forward had performances of 20 (vs. Golden State), 32 (Oklahoma City), 29 (New Orleans), 20 (Portland), 23 (Miami) and 25 (New York).
Harris’ 38 games with at least 20 points also are a single-season career high for the eighth-year veteran. The Sixers acquired him in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 7.
Ben Simmons’ 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists Wednesday gave him 45 games with at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. That ranks second in the league behind Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook’s 51.