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13 straight home wins to begin the season.
Not bad at all for the Sixers, who improved to 18-7 last night with a five-point win against a good Denver team. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is actually the team’s best home start since 1966, when they began 22-0 at home en route to a 68-13 record and NBA title. Not sure this team is at the same level, but it’s a nice statistic.
It was also the 10th time the Sixers have held an opponent below 100 points this season, 10 games resulting in 10 wins. Neither team shot particularly well from three last night, but Philly got a 34-point bench performance while benefiting from an early injury to Jamal Murray, which knocked him out of the game.
Brett Brown on remaining unbeaten at home:
It feels good, but I’d be lying if I told you that it comes with overconfidence. I just see all the areas that we can get better in. To truly feel the way that I feel and be undefeated with 13 wins at home is good, I suppose. It’s a great place to play and we have a fantastic crowd.
Denver scored seven points in the game’s seven final minutes, so that certainly helps. Credit the Sixers for their defense on Tuesday night, on national television. It was a bit like watching one of those Penn State/Iowa football barn burners from years past, where the defenses are playing at a high level while the offenses leave something to be desired.