The San Antonio Spurs have experienced a season they would rather forget, with their recent string of losses serving as a low point. Over the past four games, the Spurs have been outscored by a combined total of 127 points, tying the NBA record for the worst point differential in a four-game span. This dubious record was previously held by the Philadelphia 76ers, who experienced a similar slump from April 16-22, 1994. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Spurs’ recent struggles and compare them to the 1994 76ers’ historic low.
During this four-game stretch, the Spurs have faced significant defeats, losing 138-127 to the Utah Jazz, 137-93 to the Boston Celtics, 136-124 to the Washington Wizards, and 130-94 to the Milwaukee Bucks. These defeats have contributed to the Spurs’ overall record this season, with a disappointing 19 wins and 57 losses.
Despite these setbacks, the Spurs have seen some bright spots, particularly in the performance of 23-year-old Keldon Johnson. This season, Johnson has averaged 22 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game, proving to be the team player offer hope for the Spurs’ future, even as they navigate this challenging season.
Drawing comparisons to the 1994 76ers, that team also experienced a dismal four-game stretch, which contributed to their overall record of 25-57. The 76ers were a young team at the time, with future All-Star Shawn Bradley in his rookie season. Similar to the Spurs, the 76ers had a standout player during their difficult season – Clarence Weatherspoon, who averaged 18.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.