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Philadelphia 76ers lose 23rd straight game, second longest streak in NBA history


In the midst of a season that has contained a number of discussions about “tanking” and the merits of such a strategy, the Philadelphia 76ers might be on their way to making history.

With a chance to snag a rare victory, the 76ers were unable to come through in the final moments and fell 93-92 to the New York Knicks.

As he has all season, Michael Carter-Williams did everything he could for the 76ers. That included an attempted three-point jumper at the buzzer that rimmed out.

The 23 game streak gives Philadelphia the second worst losing streak in NBA history. The record would be 26 games, and as Christopher Vito notes, that is very much in play after Friday night’s loss:

Unless somebody sees an unlikely 76ers victory over the Bulls, Spurs, or Rockets, we might get to witness history this season. That certainly won’t do much to quiet the noise about tanking, will it?

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