Another batch of demoralizing 76ers stats from Game 2


The 76ers have lost four of their last five games, which means we've spent most of the last two weeks digging up depressing, demoralizing, discouraging 76ers stats.

Here's another batch from the 76ers' Game 2 loss to the Raptors ... with an impressive Tyrese Maxey stat mixed in as well.

BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTMARES: With losses by 14 points in Game 1 and 16 points in Game 2, the 76ers have lost consecutive playoff games by at least 14 points for the first time in 14 years, since losses by 17 and 23 points in Game 5 and 6 of their first-round series with the Pistons in 2008. It’s also only the fourth time since the franchise moved from Syracuse they’ve lost the first two games of a playoff series by 14 or more points. The last time was that same 2008 Pistons series. It also happened against the Celtics in both 1966 and 1969 and the Nets in 1984.

STRUGGLING GREEN: Danny Green’s 1-for-9 shooting from 3-point range tied the worst in franchise history in a playoff game. Robert Covington was 1-for-9 in a game against the Heat at the Wells Fargo Center in 2018. Overall, Green was 1-for-10 from the field. That’s the worst shooting with a minimum of 10 attempts by a 76er in a playoff game since Eric Snow made 1 of 11 shots against the Bucks in 2001.

HARDEN CAN'T SHOOT: James Harden continues to struggle from the field. His 40 percent shooting Wednesday night on 6-for-15 means he’s now shot 50 percent in just 4 of his last 25 games, and in 20 of those 25 games he’s shot 44 percent or worse. He’s played 26 straight games without shooting 50 percent from the field in consecutive games.

CLANK FROM 3: The 76ers followed their 6-for-34 performance from 3-point range Monday with a 9-for-34 on Wednesday. This is only the second time in franchise history they’ve shot worse than 27 percent in back-to-back playoff games in which they shot at least 30 3’s. They also did it against the Celtics in 2020.

AT LEAST THERE'S FURKAN: In those two Miami games, 76ers not named Furkan Korkmaz are 11-58 from 3-point range [19 percent] and 76ers named Furkan Korkmaz are 3-for-6 [50 percent]. Overall, the 76ers are at 21.9 percent from 3, which is their worst 3-point shooting through two games of any series since 1999, when they were at 16.7 percent through two games of their series against Orlando.

AT LEAST THERE'S MAXEY: Tyrese Maxey was the lone bright spot Wednesday night for the 76ers with 34 points on 55 percent shooting. Including Game 1 against the Raptors, Maxey has now had two games this postseason with at least 34 points and 55 percent from the field. No other 76er has one such game this postseason. Maxey is only the fourth 76er in the last 40 years with two 34-point games on 55 percent shooting in the same postseason. Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson and Joel Embiid have also done it. Not bad company. Maxey is the only 76er in history with one 30-point postseason game before his 22nd birthday, and he has two of them. The only NBA players in history with more 30-point games in the playoffs before their 22nd birthday are LeBron James [8], Kobe Bryant [4], Luka Dončić [3], Tracy McGrady [3] and Derrick Rose [3].

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