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Philadelphia 76ers again unable to seal deal to secure first win

Fran Blinebury

It’s way past the point of being harder than pulling teeth. It’s looking like the 76ers couldn’t pry out a win with a crowbar in their hands.

Once again on Wednesday they had a lead in the fourth quarter and one more time victory slipped away in a 122-115 overtime loss at Indiana.

It’s no longer a habit. It’s an obsession. The Sixers have now lost 44 consecutive games in the months of October and November. They are now 0-7 this season and four of those losses have come by fewer than six points or overtime.

This time they played without rookie center Joel Embiid, who was left back in Philadelphia as a precaution as he continues to recover from multiple foot surgeries.

Missed shots, turnovers, poor defense, just not having the maturity or the ability to close out a game. The story just never changes as The Process drags on.

Fran Blinebury has covered the NBA since 1977. You can e-mail him here and follow him on Twitter.

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