76ers 26th Straight Loss Ties NBA Record for Futility

Thaddeus Young

The Philadelphia 76ers dropped a 120-98 decision to the Houston Rockets Thursday night, tying the NBA record for most consecutive losses at 26 held by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers rather dubious achievement also ties them for longest losing streaks in history amongst the four major American sports, so they’ve also got that going for them.

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At this point it’s pretty obvious the 76ers are in serious tank mode, hoping to get a legitimate shot at a top 3 pick in the draft. Philly (15-57) can set the “record” on Saturday when they take on the Pistons (26-45) at home in a matchup so pathetic and unwatchable that I doubt it would even get a sniff on ESPN 8 “The Ocho” if such a thing existed.