After finally ending their drought against Detroit, the 76ers journeyed to Atlanta to challenge the struggling Hawks. Philadelphia held the lead until sloppy play gave Atlanta the lead late in the 3rd. Brett Brown's crew could not keep up in the final minutes of the 4th quarter and the Sixers (16-58) lost, 103-95.
Sixers fans rejoice! The 76ers may have tied the longest single-season losing streak in American sports history with 26 defeats, but they would not set it at 27. In an impressive performance at home, the Sixers would get their first taste of victory since January 29th. Philly (16-57) dominated the Pistons (26-47), 123-98.
The 76ers made history Thursday night by losing their 26th straight game. Their defeat in Houston tied the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers for the longest losing streak in NBA history. The Rockets blew past Philly in the 2nd half with help from James Harden's triple-double as the Sixers lost 120-98.
The Sixers continued their road trip Monday with a stop in San Antonio. This match up did not look good from the start, with the 76ers in the middle of an embarrassing losing streak and the Spurs firing on all cylinders with an 13 game win streak. Philadelphia would extend their streak to 25 straight losses, falling to the Spurs, 113-91.
In the midst of their franchise-worst losing streak, the 76ers had two chances to end their recent luck over the weekend. On Friday the Sixers hoped to defend their home court against the Knicks and on Saturday Philly looked to steal a win in Chicago. Instead, the Sixers would pick up their 23rd and 24th consecutive losses as they near historic futility.
76ERS FALL SHORT AGAINST BULLS
The 76ers faced off against Joakim Noah and the Bulls on Wednesday looking to end their losing skid. Led by Thad Young, the Sixers kept it close throughout by could not pull out the win at home. The Sixers (15-53) dropped their 22nd game in a row.
The Sixers traveled to Indiana on Monday and for the second time in the last week, played the Eastern-Conference leading Pacers surprisingly close. Despite the valiant effort from Brett Brown's crew, the 76ers would lose a franchise-worst 21st straight game.
SIXERS NOTCH 50TH LOSS OF SEASON
The 76ers' losing streak grew to 19 on Friday night as they were defeated at home by the Pacers. Despite being outmatched, the Sixers put up a fight and kept it surprisingly close. While Indiana (48-17) nears their 50th win on the year, Philly picked up their 50th loss.
The 76ers ended their short, 2 game road trip in Oklahoma City in unsurprising fashion; by losing. The Sixers fell behind early and trailed the entire contest after getting beat in almost every aspect of the game. Philly's (15-46) losing streak has now grown to 15 games after losing 125-92.
The 76ers took to the road to take on the Magic in Orlando on Sunday. The Sixers, coming in in the midst of a 13 game losing streak had a chance to end it, but a poor performance in the final quarter would add another notch to their loss column.