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    For the All Time Consecutive Loss Record: Sixers (15-57) vs. Pistons (26-46)

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    Philadelphia 76ers - Detroit Pistons

    Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2014
    Time: 7:30 PM EDT
    Broadcast: CSN (TV), 97.5 FM (Radio)

    Points per Game Assists per Game Rebounds per Game
    Sixers Young 18.0 MCW 6.3 Sims 6.9
    Pistons Smith 16.4 Jennings 7.8 Drummond 12.8

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    Sixers On The Verge Of History

    Tony Bruno discusses the atmosphere in Philadelphia as the Sixers head into their matchup with the Pistons carrying a 26-game losing streak.
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    76ers Handed 26th Straight Loss
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers are on the cusp of winning the NBA's version of The Biggest Loser.

    Think of all the can't-watch-this bad basketball in the league's history. The seven-win Charlotte Bobcats in 2011-12 could only muster a 23-game skid. The 1972-73 Sixers that went 9-73; just 20 straight losses. Those old Clippers and Grizzlies teams that couldn't even crack double-digit win totals didn't come close to 26.

    None of them lost as many consecutive games as the Sixers (15-57). They have lost 26 straight, a winless stretch that has been matched in NBA history only by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Houston's 120-98 win over the Sixers on Thursday night matched the mark, prompting the back page of Friday's Philadelphia Daily News to run with the headline, "The Big SKID MARK."

    The 76ers can set the record for NBA ineptitude at home against Detroit on Saturday night.

    "I'm not even thinking about it," veteran forward Thaddeus Young said.

    Added guard James Anderson, "We try not to pay attention to it. But it's tough. There are a lot of people talking about it. It's kind of hard to ignore it."

    Try impossible. Not even general manager Sam Hinkie, who orchestrated the takedown that left the roster for scraps, could have predicted this kind of carnage. The Sixers' streak started Jan. 31 with a 125-99 loss to Atlanta. It stretched into a winless February. An 0-for-March seems possible.

    Hope just might be on the way: The Sixers play a Pistons team that is 26-46 and has lost 17 of 21 after Friday night's 110-78 defeat to visiting Miami.

    Philadelphia, though, has dropped all three meetings with Detroit this season to fall to 1-6 in the last seven matchups.

    The Sixers are closing in on setting the longest losing streak in sports history. According to STATS LLC, the longest streaks in the four major sports are held by: The Cavaliers lost 26 straight from Dec. 20, 2010-Feb. 9, 2011; the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 26 straight from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4 1977; baseball's Philadelphia Phillies lost 23 straight from July 29-Aug. 20, 1961; and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins lost 18 from Jan. 13-Feb. 22, 2004.

    As bad as the season has been in Philly, the Sixers still aren't the worst team in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-58 and riding an impressive one-game winning streak.

    The Sixers can't even count on a home-court edge to help them against Detroit. They have lost 18 straight games at the Wells Fargo Center since beating Charlotte on Jan. 15. So if not the Pistons, then which team will be the unlucky one that loses to Philly?

    The Sixers play four straight games against teams with losing records -- Saturday against the Pistons, Monday at Atlanta, Wednesday against Charlotte and April 4 at Boston. Their last win came against the Celtics on the road Jan. 29.

    Philadelphia had a few close calls against good and bad teams of late (hanging tough against Chicago, losing by one point to New York) so an upset against other lottery-positioned teams could happen. But three straight road blowouts put a spotlight on the bleak reality the Sixers could end the season on a 36-game losing streak.
    Injury Report:

    Philadelphia:
    Byron Mullens, C: Questionable (ankle)
    Tony Wroten, G: Questionable (ankle)
    Jason Richardson, G: Out (knee)
    Nerlens Noel, C: Out (knee)

    Detroit:
    Chauncey Billups, G: Out (knee)
    Josh Harrellson, F: Out (knee)

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    This is it. Tonight. This is our championship.

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    Perfect night would be bucks beating heat, spurs beating pelicans and us losing

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    This is what we've been tanking for!!

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    Up 59-45! Refusing to go down in history so easily.

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    Up 23 late in the third. Holy **** we're gonna win

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    I knew this would be the one. We'll get maybe 1 more against Boston and that will be it. I still stick by my prediction that Mil and us will finish tied at 16 or 17 wins.

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    Im so glad we snapped this losing streak! now we atleast share the record with a team thats way better then owning the record haha

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    Wow....so this is what winning feels like???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justsomeguy76 View Post
    Wow....so this is what winning feels like???
    To take from OneRepublic:
    And I feel something so wrong
    By doing the right thing
    Coulson Lives

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    Nice to see the team in good spirits for a change. Tonight certainly hurt the tank though haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    To take from OneRepublic:
    Perfectly summed up haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsy View Post
    I knew this would be the one. We'll get maybe 1 more against Boston and that will be it. I still stick by my prediction that Mil and us will finish tied at 16 or 17 wins.
    Hope so. I don't think the Bucks have 2 wins left in them but I hope you're right

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    About dam time. Anybody else love Brett Brown's passion and fire after the game? No doubt he's the right guy for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy553 View Post
    About dam time. Anybody else love Brett Brown's passion and fire after the game? No doubt he's the right guy for the job.
    Yes and i think he will be an excellent coach once he gets the right team to work with.

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