76ers avoid setting NBA record for consecutive losses


It took the Philadelphia 76ers 27 contests but they finally notched their 16th game win of the season. The 76ers soundly defeated the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

“It’s not something I want to be a part of,” 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams said following the game, via the Associated Press “so it’s great that we got this win.”

The 76ers scored a season high 70 points in the first half in what proved to be a blowout win.

The 76ers 26 straight losses equaled the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who dropped 26 straight from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4, 1977. By winning on Saturday night they avoided being alone with 27 consecutive losses.

Up next for the 76ers is Atlanta is Monday night.