Philadelphia will face Houston on Thursday with the dubious distinction of being a loss shy of tying the NBA record for consecutive losses set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ long losing streak continued and so did their march toward the wrong kind of record.
The Sixers have matched the Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96), Denver Nuggets (1997-98) and Charlotte Bobcats (2011-12) for the second-longest single-season losing streak in NBA history.
The 76ers are freefalling toward NBA history.
The Sixers haven’t won since Jan. 29 at Boston.
Paul George scored 25 points and David West had 18 to help the Indiana Pacers beat Philadelphia 101-94 on Friday night, sending the 76ers to their 19th straight loss.
Rudy Gay scored 27 points, Isaiah Thomas added 20 and the Sacramento Kings defeated Philadelphia 115-98 Wednesday night to extend the 76ers’ losing streak to 18 games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
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.
Russell Westbrook had a triple-double in 21 minutes and Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the woeful Philadelphia 76ers 125-92 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
The Sixers had a rare sellout for Iverson’s triumphant homecoming. The fans, though, saw the same old sorry Sixers.
20,000 roaring Sixers fans gave AI the standing ovation he earned by stamping himself as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.
Thaddeus Young had 19 points for the Sixers, who lost their 12th straight overall and 11th in a row at home.
Philadelphia (15-42), which owns the league’s second worst record, has lost 21 of 24 and 10 straight at home. It is the club’s longest skid since a 12-game losing streak during the 1996-97 season.
A day after dismantling the roster and trading away Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen, the Sixers had just eight players in uniform.