It was a Team Effort as Sixers Finally Snap Road Losing Streak
You have to go back to Jan. 20 to discuss the last time the Sixers were able to pick up a road win before last night's win in Sacramento against the Kings.
The Sixers road woes have been well documented, but the team came together, down three starters and finally snapped that nine-game road losing streak.
"When you hear that date, you're aware that we have not had the success that we wanted to and need to have on the road," Sixers head coach Brett Brown admitted during his post game interview on NBC Sports Philadelphia last night. "Your reminded of things, and enough is enough. We felt a sense of urgency, and I am happy for the guys. There spirit and their physicality was excellent."
Tobias Harris has played well since a poor performance during a road loss in Cleveland , last night he led the way, scoring 28 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes of play.
"We came out with a great spirit," Harris said during his post game interview on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Harris also mentioned the play of Mike Scott, saying Scott helped set the tone early with his physical style of play, and the team followed that the rest of the night.
Scott, who was a fan favorite, but has had a disappointing season, scored 11 points with seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
It was a total team effort for the Sixers, who got one of the best performances of the year from Al Hofford, who was a +40 on the night, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds. Shake Milton added an efficient 20 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes and Alec Burks scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes.
If these secondary players can continue to give this type of output more consistently, the Sixers could start winning more on the road.