2013 Philadelphia 76ers schedule: There will be a plethora of losses

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers could challenge their own NBA record for most losses in a season.

The Philadelphia 76ers are going to be bad. They may even be historically bad. Losing a lot of games is never fun, but it's something the organization isn't really trying to avoid.

The hopeful prize at the end of the grim tunnel for the Sixers is the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, which will likely be Andrew Wiggins. So even if the losses pile up in near-record or record numbers, things may not turn out all bad for Philadelphia.

Five games to watch 

Oct. 30 vs. Miami Heat - The two-time defending NBA champs against possibly the worst team in the league. The game is obviously a huge mismatch on paper, but there are a few factors that could possibly make it closer than expected. The Heat will be coming off an emotional and likely draining season opener the night before against the Chicago Bulls, and they may try to coast through this one. This is the Sixers' opener and Brett Brown's regular-season coaching debut, so they may have a little extra juice in the system.

Nov. 11 vs. San Antonio Spurs - Brown faces his old team and mentor Gregg Popovich for the first time as Sixers headmaster. Brown was an assistant under Popovich from 2007-13, so he may know a few of Pop's tricks. Of course, that likely won't matter considering the major talent gap between the two squads.

Nov. 29 vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Former Sixers All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday returns to Philadelphia for the first time after being traded on draft night in a deal for Nerlens Noel. Holiday enjoyed the best season of his young career last year, but the Sixers' decision to deal him for Noel and a 2014 first-round pick signaled that the team was going into full-blown rebuilding mode.

Dec. 28 at Phoenix Suns - This may be one of the Sixers' few legitimate chances at a road win this season as they take on the Suns in a "Wiggins-off." Like Philadelphia, Phoenix is also in rebuilding mode and will rack up plenty of losses on the year.

Jan. 18 at Chicago Bulls - The last time the Sixers traveled to the United Center for a game that featured Derrick Rose, the Bulls' superstar tore his ACL in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs and proceeded to miss the entire 2012-13 season. Having the Sixers in the building is sure to bring back some painful emotions for Rose, but he's out to return the Bulls to the championship conversation.

Tough tests

Philadelphia will be facing tough games all year, but the team faces an especially brutal stretch in March. Starting on March 14 against the Indiana Pacers, the Sixers have an eight-game stretch where they play the Pacers twice, the Bulls twice, the Spurs, the Memphis Grizzlies, the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. Ouch.

Easiest stretches

Perhaps the Sixers' best chance at a possible winning streak comes at the end of February into early March. The Sixers have a five-game homestand against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards, with a trip to Orlando following that.

Important schedule facts

Back-to-backs: 20

Season and home opener: Oct. 30 vs. Heat

Longest road trip: Six games from Dec. 21-Jan. 4

Longest homestand: Five games from Feb. 18-March 1

Full 2013-14 schedule

OCTOBER
Miami Wednesday, October 30 2013 7:00 PM EDT coverage
NOVEMBER
Washington Friday, November 01 2013 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Chicago Saturday, November 02 2013 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Golden State Monday, November 04 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Washington Wednesday, November 06 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Cleveland Friday, November 08 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Cleveland Saturday, November 09 2013 7:30 PM EST coverage
San Antonio Monday, November 11 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Houston Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Atlanta Friday, November 15 2013 7:30 PM EST coverage
New Orleans Saturday, November 16 2013 8:00 PM EST coverage
Dallas Monday, November 18 2013 8:30 PM EST coverage
Toronto Wednesday, November 20 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Milwaukee Friday, November 22 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Indiana Saturday, November 23 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Orlando Wednesday, November 27 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
New Orleans Friday, November 29 2013 8:00 PM EST coverage
DECEMBER
Detroit Sunday, December 01 2013 3:30 PM EST coverage
Orlando Tuesday, December 03 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Charlotte Friday, December 06 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Denver Saturday, December 07 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Los Angeles Clippers Monday, December 09 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Minnesota Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:00 PM EST coverage
Toronto Friday, December 13 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Portland Saturday, December 14 2013 8:00 PM EST coverage
Brooklyn Monday, December 16 2013 7:30 PM EST coverage
Brooklyn Friday, December 20 2013 7:00 PM EST coverage
Milwaukee Saturday, December 21 2013 8:30 PM EST coverage
Phoenix Saturday, December 28 2013 9:00 PM EST coverage
Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, December 29 2013 9:30 PM EST coverage
JANUARY
Denver Wednesday, January 01 2014 9:00 PM EST coverage
Sacramento Thursday, January 02 2014 10:00 PM EST coverage
Portland Saturday, January 04 2014 10:00 PM EST coverage
Minnesota Monday, January 06 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Cleveland Tuesday, January 07 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Detroit Friday, January 10 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
New York Saturday, January 11 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Charlotte Wednesday, January 15 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Miami Friday, January 17 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Chicago Saturday, January 18 2014 8:00 PM EST coverage
Washington Monday, January 20 2014 2:00 PM EST coverage
New York Wednesday, January 22 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Toronto Friday, January 24 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Oklahoma City Saturday, January 25 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Phoenix Monday, January 27 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Boston Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Atlanta Friday, January 31 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
FEBRUARY
Detroit Saturday, February 01 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Brooklyn Monday, February 03 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Boston Wednesday, February 05 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Los Angeles Lakers Friday, February 07 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, February 09 2014 9:30 PM EST coverage
Golden State Monday, February 10 2014 10:30 PM EST coverage
Utah Wednesday, February 12 2014 9:00 PM EST coverage
Cleveland Tuesday, February 18 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Dallas Friday, February 21 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Milwaukee Monday, February 24 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
Orlando Wednesday, February 26 2014 7:00 PM EST coverage
MARCH
Washington Saturday, March 01 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
Orlando Sunday, March 02 2014 6:00 PM EST coverage
Oklahoma City Tuesday, March 04 2014 8:00 PM EST coverage
Utah Saturday, March 08 2014 7:30 PM EST coverage
New York Monday, March 10 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Sacramento Wednesday, March 12 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Indiana Friday, March 14 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Memphis Saturday, March 15 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Indiana Monday, March 17 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Chicago Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
New York Friday, March 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Chicago Saturday, March 22 2014 8:00 PM EDT coverage
San Antonio Monday, March 24 2014 8:30 PM EDT coverage
Houston Thursday, March 27 2014 8:00 PM EDT coverage
Detroit Saturday, March 29 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Atlanta Monday, March 31 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
APRIL
Charlotte Wednesday, April 02 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Boston Friday, April 04 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Brooklyn Saturday, April 05 2014 7:30 PM EDT coverage
Toronto Wednesday, April 09 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Memphis Friday, April 11 2014 8:00 PM EDT coverage
Charlotte Saturday, April 12 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Boston Monday, April 14 2014 7:00 PM EDT coverage
Miami Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:00 PM EDT coverage

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS ROSTER

# POS. DOB W H COLLEGE
Lavoy Allen 50 CENTER 2/4/1989 225 6-9 Temple
James Anderson 9 GUARD 3/25/1989 215 6-6 Oklahoma State
Vander Blue 17 GUARD 7/17/1992 200 6-4 Marquette
Kwame Brown 54 CENTER 3/10/1982 270 6-11 Glynn Academy (GA)
Michael Carter-Williams 1 GUARD 10/12/1991 185 6-6 Syracuse
Spencer Hawes 00 CENTER 4/28/1988 245 7-1 Washington
Mac Koshwal 16 FORWARD 10/19/1987 255 6-10 DePaul
Gani Lawal 40 FORWARD 11/7/1988 234 6-9 Georgia Tech
Arnett Moultrie 5 FORWARD 11/18/1990 230 6-11 Mississippi State
Nerlens Noel 4 CENTER 4/10/1994 228 6-10 Kentucky
Tim Ohlbrecht 20 FORWARD 8/30/1988 240 6-11 None
Jason Richardson 23 GUARD 1/20/1981 225 6-6 Michigan State
Hollis Thompson 31 FORWARD 4/3/1991 206 6-8 Georgetown
Evan Turner 12 FORWARD 10/27/1988 205 6-7 Ohio State
Royce White 30 FORWARD 4/10/1991 260 6-8 Iowa State
Rodney Williams 33 FORWARD 7/23/1991 205 6-7 Minnesota
Tony Wroten 8 GUARD 4/14/1993 208 6-6 Washington
Khalif Wyatt 11 GUARD 6/10/1991 205 6-4 Temple
Thaddeus Young 21 FORWARD 6/21/1988 220 6-8 Georgia Tech

Stats will be available when the regular season begins!

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