Sixers avoid setting new record for NBA’s longest losing streak
A 123-98 win over the Detroit Pistons finally broke the dry spell in Philadelphia.
The 76ers share the record for most consecutive losses in NBA history with the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers at 26 straight losses, but a Saturday night win saved the team from breaking that record.
Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams valiantly led the effort to end the losing streak, leading the team with 21 points, as well as 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Thaddeus Young also had 21 points and 6 rebounds.
The Sixers are in an extreme rebuilding year, having traded All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for a 2014 first-round pick and former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, who hasn't played a single game for Philadelphia while he recovers from knee surgery. But there may be light at the end of the Sixers’ tunnel, as the team enters the offseason with plenty of cap space and very likely two top-10 lottery picks, plus a young core with Carter-Williams and Noel.