PHILADELPHIA (ESPN.com news services) -- The Golden State Warriors attempt to
post an eighth straight victory on Tuesday when they open a
four-game road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers at the
The Warriors have won a league-record seven straight games
immediately following a losing streak of at least nine games,
and it is their longest winning streak since an eight-game tear
in April 1994. Each opponent has scored fewer than 90 points, a
franchise record in the shot-clock era.
On Sunday, Golden State routed the Los Angeles Clippers at home,
105-77, behind 16 points and a career-high 25 rebounds from
Erick Dampier. The Clippers' opponents have averaged 82.6
points during the streak.
The 76ers (31-43) are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference,
three games behind eighth-place Boston (34-40) with eight
Philadelphia had won three in a row before an embarrassing 89-65
loss at Boston on Sunday, its fifth straight game without Allen
Iverson, who is out indefinitely with right knee synovitis.
Iverson drove to northern New Jersey Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, to get a second opinion from the New York Giants team physician, Dr. Russell Warren. Billy King, president and GM of the Sixers, said Iverson and the team are awaiting the results of Warren's examination.
Kenny Thomas scored 18 points to pace the Sixers, who shot 27
percent (24-of-89) and set team records for fewest points in a
half (23 points in the first half) and through three quarters
The Warriors have won three in a row and four of five against
the Sixers, including a 104-90 triumph at home on November 1.