Why the Sixers Will Bounce Back Tonight

Joel Embiid in 2019
Photo credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Is there any hope for the Sixers in Game 6? While I’m sure Kyle or Jason or Bob can and will give you the sports betting trends, I wanted to look at the what the Sixers have done following a loss this season.

All told, the Sixers had 31 regular season losses and have four thus far in the postseason. There are some encouraging signs that the team could step up and seize their moment tonight.

Regular Season

Wins following a loss:

  • Game 1: 105-87 loss @ Boston (-18) / Game 2: 127-108 win vs. Chicago (+19)
  • Game 5: 123-108 loss @ Milwaukee (-15) / Game 6: 105-103 win vs. Charlotte (+2)
  • Game 8: 129-112 loss @ Toronto (-17) / Game 9: 122-113 win vs. LA Clippers (+9)
  • Game 11: 122-97 loss @ Brooklyn (-25) / Game 12: 100-94 win @ Indiana (+6)
  • Game 14: 112-106 (OT) loss @ Memphis (-6) / Game 15: 124-114 win @ Miami (+10)
  • Game 16: 111-106 loss @ Orlando (-5) / Game 17: 113-107 win vs. Utah (+6)
  • Game 21: 121-112 loss vs. Cleveland (-9) / Game 22: 127-125 win @ Brooklyn (+2)
  • Game 26: 113-102 loss @ Toronto (-11) / Game 27: 117-111 win @ Detroit (+6)
  • Game 30: 113-101 loss vs. Indiana (-12) / Game 31: 128-105 win @ Cleveland (+23)
  • Game 32: 123-96 loss @ San Antonio (-27) / Game 33: 131-109 win vs. New York (+22)
  • Game 35: 121-114 (OT) loss @ Boston (-7) / Game 36: 114-97 win @ Utah (+17)
  • Game 37: 129-95 loss @ Portland (-34) / Game 38: 119-113 win @ LA Clippers (+6)
  • Game 43: 123-121 loss vs. Atlanta (-2) / Game 44: 108-105 win @ New York (+3)
  • Game 47: 117-115 loss vs. Oklahoma City (-2) / Game 48: 121-93 win vs. Houston (+28)
  • Game 50: 126-110 loss @ Denver (-16) / Game 51: 121-105 win @ LA Lakers (+16)
  • Game 54: 119-107 loss vs. Toronto (-12) / Game 55: 117-110 win vs. Denver (+7)
  • Game 57: 112-109 loss vs. Boston (-3) / Game 58: 126-111 win @ New York (+15)
  • Game 60: 130-115 loss vs. Portland (-15) / Game 61: 111-110 win @ New Orleans (+1)
  • Game 63: 120-117 loss vs. Golden State (-3) / Game 64: 114-106 win vs. Orlando (+8)
  • Game 66: 107-91 loss @ Houston (-16) / Game 67: 106-89 win vs. Indiana (+17)
  • Game 74: 119-98 loss @ Orlando (-21) / Game 75: 123-110 win vs. Brooklyn (+13)
  • Game 79: 128-122 loss vs. Milwaukee (-6) / Game 80: 116-96 win @ Chicago (+20)
  • Game 81: 122-99 loss @ Miami (-23) / Game 82: 125-109 win vs. Chicago (+16)

Losses following a loss

  • Game 4: 133-132 (OT) loss @ Detroit (-1) / Game 5: 123-108 loss @ Milwaukee (-15)
  • Game 29: 127-124 loss vs. Brooklyn (-3) / Game 30: 113-101 loss vs. Indiana (-12)
  • Game 42: 123-106 loss @ Washington (+17) / Game 43: 123-121 loss vs. Atlanta (-2)
  • Game 53: 115-108 loss @ Sacramento (-7) / Game 54: 119-107 loss vs. Toronto (-12)
  • Game 65: 108-107 loss @ Chicago (-1) / Game 66: 107-91 loss @ Houston (-16)
  • Game 73: 129-127 loss @ Atlanta (-2) / Game 74: 119-98 loss @ Orlando (-21)
  • Game 77: 122-102 loss @ Dallas (-20) / Game 78: 130-122 loss @ Atlanta (-8)
  • Game 78: 130-122 loss @ Atlanta (-8) / Game 79: 128-122 loss vs. Milwaukee (-6)

Results

Philadelphia went 23-8 following a loss during the regular season.

Playoffs

Wins following a loss

Round 1

Game 1: 111-102 loss vs. Brooklyn (-9) / Game 2: 146-123 win vs. Brooklyn (+23)

Round 2

Game 1: 108-95 loss @ Toronto (-13) / Game 2: 94-89 win @ Toronto (+5)

Losses following a loss

Game 4: 101-96 loss vs. Toronto (-5) / Game 5: 125-89 loss @ Toronto (-36)

Results

The Sixers are 2-1 in the postseason following a loss, bringing them to 25-9 on the season in this statistic.

Interestingly enough, six of the Sixers’ 35 losses this season have come at the hands of the Raptors. For what it’s worth, the Sixers have only lost three straight games once this year (Gm. 77 at Dallas, Gm. 78 at Atlanta, Gm. 79 vs. Milwaukee). If they lose tonight, it will be only the second three-game losing streak this season.

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11 Responses

  1. Should be a great game! I hope all participants have a really good time!
    Is it Friday yet? LOL!

    – Kate

      1. if I’m being generous I see four wins against decent teams on this list above.

        1. you can only beat the teams you are scheduled to play…when you are coming off a loss less than 40% of the time, then of course you’re not playing all of the “good” teams as often as you did when coming off a win.

          1. So in other words, it has absolutely no bearing on tonight and was a waste of time to write?

            Real quick though, I notice a majority of the losses after loss were against GOOD teams…so maybe truth is, the Sixers beat up bad teams and wither away against good teams? How’s that for truth?

  2. I’m going with the Sixers tonight. If Embiid can play somewhat up to his normal self (say 20-10), then they will win. If he can’t, let’s hope the coach has a quick trigger and gets him out of there. Their big guy (Gasol) plays at the three point line, so go smaller and quicker. The Sixers will get the borderline calls early (home cooking) and stay in the game much longer. 7 or 8 fouls in the first 7 minutes the other night took them out of their rhythm, and well, we know the rest.

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