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Looking Ahead: Sixers (0-18) vs. Lakers (2-14) by the numbers


Tomorrow night, the 0-18 Sixers welcome in the 2-14 Lakers in what could be the best chance they've had all season to get their first win. Although LA has two more wins than Philadelphia, the Sixers have a better team with a brighter future moving forward. Let's take a quick look at tomorrow night's matchup, Kobe's last in Philadelphia, by the numbers...

53.3 - The Sixers percentage chance to win against the Lakers tomorrow night

1 - One more loss in a row to the Lakers would put the Sixers as the team with the worst record to start a season in NBA history

4 - The amount of points the Lakers lost by, 107-103, in their most recent game against the Pacers on Sunday

102.8 - Points allowed per game by the Sixers, 22nd overall in the NBA

8 - The number of turnovers the Sixers had over the final minutes against the Grizzlies, resulting in a 16-2 Memphis run

106 - Points allowed per game by the Lakes, 28th overall in the NBA

46.4 - Kobe Bryant's career shooting-percentage against the Sixers

30 - The place the Sixers find themselves when it comes to points per game  (90.8)

30.5 - Kobe Bryant's shooting percentage through 16 games

9.9 - Points per game for former Sixers, Swaggy P/Nick Young

12.1 - Nerlens Noel's points per game against Pacific Division opponents in 2014-15

23.6 - Kobe Bryant's average points per game in 31 career games against the Sixers

10.5 - Nerlens Noel's rebounds per game in 2014-15 in two games against the Lakers

14.4 - Average number of Lakers turnovers per game

105.3 - Sixers points allowed per 100 possessions, 21st in the NBA

96.9 - The number of possessions per game for the Lakers, 13th in the NBA

342 - Number of turnovers the Sixers have committed in 2015

41 - Lakers 2015-16 shooting percentage, 29th in the NBA

142 - Wins the Lakers have all-time against Philadelphia, who has 131

 The Sixers and Lakers tip off at 7PM tomorrow night on Comcast Sportsnet. You can tune into Tom McGinnis on 97.5 The Fanatic.

 Brandon Apter, contributor to


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