If the 76ers lose to the Pistons on Saturday then they will be the new owners of the record for longest losing streak in NBA history!
Thursday’s 22 point loss to the Rockets gave Philly their 26th straight loss tying the 2010 post-LeBron Cavs for the current loss record.
It must have been tough for ex Rocket and NBA legend Moses Malone, who was sitting courtside along with Hakeem Olajuwon, to watch this since he’s one of the 76ers all-time greats and helped bring the franchise a championship in 83.
According to STATS LLC via ESPN, the longest streaks in the other major sports are held by:
- In the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26 losses in row, from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4 1977.
- In MLB, the Philadelphia Phillies, 23 losses in a row, from Jan. 29, 1961-Aug. 20, 1961.
- In the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 18 losses in a row, from Jan. 13, 2004-Feb. 22, 2004.