The Philadelphia 76ers have hit the record books for all the wrong reasons.
With a 116-114 loss on Friday night to the Houston Rockets, the 76ers have set a NBA record with their 27th consecutive loss. The losing streak dates back to last season when they lost their final 10 games. They are now 0-17 this season.
The single season record for consecutive losses is still 26 which is shared by the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers and last year’s edition of the 76ers.
Their next game takes place on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Should they lose to the Grizzlies and lose again to the L.A. Lakers on Tuesday, the 76ers will set an NBA record by losing their first 19 games. The New Jersey Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets) began the 2009-10 season with 18 consecutive losses.
Philadelphia is no stranger to long losing streaks. In 1961, the Philadelphia Phillies lost 23 consecutive games which is MLB’s longest losing streak in the modern era.
As for the 76ers, they last tasted victory on March 25th of this year when they beat the Denver Nuggets 99-85.
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