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Pistons vs. 76ers final score: 'Embarrassing' 89-69 loss in Philly


John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Here's what Stan Van Gundy said about the Philadelphia 76ers in March last year at the Sloan Sports Conference in Boston:

"Not what Philadelphia is doing right now, which is embarrassing," Van Gundy said. "I don't care, [commissioner] Adam Silver can say there's no tanking or what's going on [but] if you're putting that roster on the floor, you're doing everything you can possibly do to try to lose."

The 9-37 76ers are now 2-1 against the Stan Van Gundy Pistons, and Wednesday night's 89-69 loss, the Pistons' fourth in a row, was a complete disaster from the freakin' 24-4 start.

Stan wasn't afraid to sound off in similar fashion (via Freep):

"We weren't ready to play," Van Gundy said. I don't think I've ever coached a game where one team's effort was that much better than my team's effort. It was a joke. They played so much harder. They ran harder, they cut harder, they drove harder, they defended harder, they were into us more, they went to the boards harder. Everything. It was embarrassing and humiliating and I told them in there, 'I'm embarrassed as a coach that I did that poor a job and if they're not embarrassed, they don't belong in the NBA.'"

Pretty much.

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