The Sixers on Tuesday night went into Memphis looking to end their current losing streak of three games, which is the longest of the season. Well after Tuesday night's game the streak has gone to four games. The Grizzlies defeated the Sixers 89-76 in front of 14,258 at the Fed Ex Forum. It is now official, the Philadelphia 76ers are in a slump and they are desparately trying to find their offensive game. The Sixers have one game left until the all star break and they do need to end this losing streak and go into the break on a positive note.
It was the third time in the last seven games in which the Sixers have failed to score 77 points in a game. The offense is just struggling right now. It did not help that the Sixers got off to a bad start in the game. The Sixers just scored ten points in the first quarter. They shot 4-for-20 from the field and fell behind the Grizzlies by as many as 21 points. It just was not a good game at all for the Sixers.
The Sixers were also shorthanded on the night as well. They were without starting center Spencer Hawes and also without Elton Brand in the starting lineup.
Jrue Holday led the Sixers with 22 points. Rookie Lavoy Allen had 14 points and Andre Iguodala had 11 points and seven assists in the game.
The Sixers played a very sloppy game. Something that has not been a problem with this team all season long. They committed 14 turnovers on the night that led to 24 points for Memphis.
Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Rudy Gay had 14 points and seven rebounds. Former Sixer Marrecese Speights who has played well for Memphis since being traded there, scored 12 points against his ex-team.
The all star break can not come fast enough for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are 20-13 and still lead the Atlantic Division but this team appears that they need a little break and some rest to get their legs back. Head Coach Doug Collins needs to go back to the drawing board and find the answer about this teams offense. The Sixers need to go into the break on a positive note. The Sixers to into Houston Wednesday night and a victory would be nice. They need to end this current four game losing streak.