By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Saturday marked the first time since before the Super Bowl that the Philadelphia Sixers won a game — and it was a good thing they did. The victory means the team has snapped its 26 game losing streak and avoided make pro-sports history for consecutive games lost.
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“Twenty six straight loses is embarrassing…they’ve tied the record, I’m just happy they didn’t break the record,” fan Lloyd Trainor tells KYW Newsradio.
Trainor grew up in West Philadelphia and has been a Sixers fan for more than 44 years. He watched the game with a clenched jaw and one eye open, but was happy his team took down the Pistons:
“I thought it was a good game. I think they played with a lot of effort, a lot of intensity. And I know for sure they did not want to be a part of history and lose 27 straight games — I know that.”
And the Sixers dodged that bullet, but when the game began, fans at Xfinity Live had their doubts:
“Honestly…I don’t think they have enough in them to win,” this fan said.
“I’m the most optimistic fan here, and I’m telling you that’s a huge hill to climb,” said this fan.
But with this win, the fans are hoping to put this losing streak behind them and finish the season on a positive note.