NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, March 2nd (All times Eastern)
Golden State Warriors (33-26) at Philadelphia 76ers (22-34), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers will try to snap a seven-game slide on Saturday night when they welcome the Golden State Warriors to the Wells Fargo Center.
Golden State will complete a five-game road trip on Saturday and things started well with a win in Minnesota, but the Warriors haven't tasted victory since, losing their last three.
But when it comes to losing streaks, Golden State has nothing on the Sixers.
Philly hasn't won since a home victory on Feb. 9 over the lowly Charlotte Bobcats. They haven't scored 100 points since January and things have been just as bad off the court.
Head coach Doug Collins went on a tear in the media center after a dreadful loss at home to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, questioning his team's effort.
Then on Friday, Andrew Bynum, one week after participating in his first 5-on-5 practice, admitted there was swelling in his right knee, which was the first one injured, not the one hurt while bowling.
Bynum finally acknowledged that he may not play a game this season.
"I'm doing everything to get back," said Bynum. "Being healthy is more important than everything else. I still think I can play, but the season's short."
Bynum, an unrestricted free agent after the season, didn't seem overly concerned if he couldn't give it a go this season, despite the Sixers parting with three big pieces to get him in the offseason.
"I feel like it's my life, I'm 25 and I don't want to have no cartilage," said Bynum. "I don't want to play in pain."
The Warriors are in much better shape as a franchise despite their three-game losing streak. Although, Golden State has made some headlines during its sojourn east.
First, there was the skirmish in Indiana between Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Golden State's David Lee on Tuesday. Lee got suspended a game for his part in the altercation and missed the Warriors' game Wednesday in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.
It was on that night, in the world's most famous arena, where Steph Curry exploded. He torched the Knicks for 54 points on 11 made 3-pointers, which was one shy of the NBA's single-game record. The Warriors lost the game and Curry played all 48 minutes.
On Friday night in Boston, Curry got a break -- he logged only 42 minutes, but the Warriors fell, 94-86, to the Celtics. Curry led the way with 25 points, but shot only 6-for-22 from the field and 3-for-11 from long range.
"I played a lot of minutes but that's no excuse -- you gotta just keep being aggressive," Curry said after the Celtics loss. "I thought we got a lot of good shots in the second half, it was just uncharacteristic of us not shooting the ball well when we've got good looks like that."
The Warriors, who are 5-2 against the Atlantic Division this season, beat the Sixers on Dec. 28 in Oakland. However, Golden State has lost four straight on the road in this series and hasn't won in Philly since Nov. 24, 2007.
03/02 10:25:39 ET