After losing, 123-78, to the Clippers on Sunday night at Staples Center, in a game they trailed by 56 points in the third quarter, the 76ers figured it couldn't get much worse.
It almost did — the Warriors led by 49 points in the fourth quarter.
Philadelphia nearly matched the NBA mark for the largest total margin of defeat in consecutive games. The Detroit Pistons lost by 95 points combined in back-to-back games in November 1966, according to STATS.
Stephen Curry had 23 points and eight assists for the Warriors.
at Detroit 109, San Antonio 100: Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, and the Pistons won in John Loyer's first game as interim coach. Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but the Pistons (22-29) have played better lately, winning five of their last seven games and pulling into a tie with Charlotte for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs have lost five of nine.
Houston 107, at Minnesota 89: Dwight Howard had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and the surging Rockets used a fourth-quarter push to claim their sixth consecutive victory. Chandler Parsons had 20 points and James Harden scored 19 for the Rockets (35-17), who have won six straight for the first time since taking seven in a row from Jan. 13-23, 2012. Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost four straight and six of seven.
at Indiana 119, Denver 80: David West scored 25 points and Roy Hibbert had 14 as the Pacers routed the short-handed Nuggets, who were without numerous injured players, including Andre Miller, Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson and Ty Lawson. Indiana, which beat Denver for the first time since Nov. 10, 2010, to snap a five-game skid in the series, improved the NBA's best record to 40-11 and the league's best home mark to 25-2.
at Toronto 108, New Orleans 101: Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 12 assists, Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 22, and the first-place Raptors won for the ninth time in 11 home games and moved three games ahead of Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division.