The Sixers fell 92–84 despite leading in the fourth quarter and have now lost their first 18 games. They have lost an NBA record 28 straight games dating back to last season, and also lost 17 straight games to open the 2014–15 season.
The record was solely held by the 2009–10 New Jersey Nets, who finished that season 12–70.
Isaiah Canaan was Philadelphia’s leading scorer on Sunday, with 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Rookie center Jahlil Okafor had nine points and 13 rebounds. The Grizzlies were led by Mike Conley, who had 20 points, five assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes.
- Dan Gartland