Sixers Lose Team-Record 21st Straight, Now Favored for Longest NBA Losing Streak Ever

Brett Brown insists he, and the program, are fine.

Jan 6, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 126-95. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 6, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 126-95. Photo | Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Well! The Sixers’ losing streak is now such an inevitability that the team’s 21st straight loss registered barely a blip. The Sixers were actually in the game against the Pacers — trailing by just three, 88-85, with two minutes left in the fourth — but Indiana pulled away for a 99-90 win.

The Sixers are now 15-52 (which is still better than Milwaukee’s 13-54). According to ESPN stats whiz Kevin Pelton, the Sixers are now more-than-likely to tie Cleveland’s NBA record 26-game losing streak.


Breaking news: The Sixers are bad. Really, really bad. So much so that coach Brett Brown can only get excited about the NCAA postseason.

And he has to say things like this.

The upside: Only 15 games left.

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