WEDNESDAY'S NBA PREVIEWS
March 19, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
CHICAGO BULLS (37-30) AT PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (15-52), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers may want to keep Tony Wroten in the starting lineup to provide a boost in the offense.
The 76ers could actually try anything right now to keep them from extending a franchise-record 21-game losing streak and will resume action Wednesday versus the Chicago Bulls at Wells Fargo Center.
Since a buzzer-beating 95-94 victory at Boston on Jan. 29, the Sixers have dropped 21 in a row and the trend continued with Monday's 99-90 loss at Indiana. Thaddeus Young led the visitors with 23 points and both Wroten and Hollis Thompson scored 17 points.
Wroten is averaging 18.3 points in 14 games as a starter.
Michael Carter-Williams finished with 15 points, a career-high tying 13 rebounds and five assists for Philadelphia, losers in nine straight on the road. The Sixers had 19 turnovers and shot 43 percent, and are averaging a league-high 17.4 turnovers this season (18.6 in last 9).
Philadelphia's current skid is the fifth longest in NBA history and is five away from matching the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers' record of 26.