This season cannot come to a close fast enough for the Philadelphia 76ers. They have now lost 62 games in the 2013-2014 season. Their latest loss came at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies in dominating fashion 117-95.
Memphis never trailed in a wire to wire victory over the 76ers. Philadelphia was able to keep it close in the first half, but Memphis was able to extend the lead throughout. With a 30-17 third quarter, the Grizzlies brought the lead to 20 points and kept it there. Memphis exploited the suspect 76ers defense shooting 54 percent from the field.
Marc Gasol hurt the Sixers in both meetings this season. On Friday night, Gasol went for a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Zach Randolph chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Miller led three double figure scorers off the bench with 19 points.
For the Sixers, Thaddeus Young and Tony Wroten led the way with 18 points apiece. The only other 76ers player in double figures was Elliot Williams off the bench.
Philadelphia has a quick turnaround, playing against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night. After that, the 76ers only have two more games before they can focus on the NBA lottery and securing their future.
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