Sixers Drop 16th Straight In 104-92 Loss To Jazz
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Alec Burks added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 104-92 on Saturday night, sending the 76ers to their 16th consecutive loss.
Derrick Favors contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds, Enes Kanter had 13 points and 10 boards, and Diante Garrett scored 11 points for the Jazz (22-41), who snapped a five-game losing streak and completed a six-game road trip at 1-5.
Tony Wroten scored a career-high 30 points for the Sixers (15-47), who hadn’t dropped 16 in a row since a franchise-worst 20 straight losses during the 1972-73 season, when they finished 9-73. The Sixers also lost their franchise-worst 13th straight home game.
Thaddeus Young added 18 points and James Anderson had 16 for the Sixers, whose last victory came Jan. 29 at Boston.
The Jazz built an 84-73 lead following a 7-0 run early in the fourth quarter. But the Sixers wouldn’t wilt and rallied to tie the game at 91 on a layup by Wroten with 2:52 remaining.
Burks responded with a 3-pointer to put Utah back ahead 16 seconds later.
Wroten misfired on a layup on Philadelphia’s next possession — just his second miss — and Hayward put the game away with a pair of free throws and a three-point play in the final minute.
Wroten hit all six of his shots in the first half and wound up 12 for 14.
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