PHILADELPHIA -- Past and future did a delicate dance at the Spectrum Thursday night, and the Charlotte Hornets came away looking into a rosy tomorrow.
The 76ers, 123-116 losers in overtime, are probably thinking more about their yesterdays.
Having now lost four straight and six of their last seven,the Sixers, while still hanging around for the moment, are decided long shots even to make the playoffs this season. They hit the road soon, and history suggests the road will hit back.
"It's a very inopportune time to lose four straight, especially of the variety we have. All of them have been winnable games," said coach Jim Lynam. "With the stretch of scheduling we have coming up, you must win your home games."