Mar 29, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) defends as Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (3) drives toward the net during the 2nd quarter of the game at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers break 26-game losing streak with 123-98 win over Detroit Pistons

The long-standing nightmare in Philadelphia has come to an end. On Saturday night, the Sixers took to the floor and they completed something they haven’t done in 26 games.

They won.

Yes, on Saturday night, the Sixers snapped their 26-game losing streak as they defeated the Pistons, 123-98 at home inside the Wells Fargo Center.

Michael Carter-Williams led the way in this one as he dropped in 21 points on the night with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Thaddeus Young also scored 21 and grabbed six boards.

The Sixers actually controlled virtually every aspect of this game, except for the fourth quarter, which didn’t mean that much with the game already in hand anyway.

Philadelphia’s losing streak had become the focal point for jokes recently, as any 26-game losing streak would. With accusations of tanking to get the number one pick in the Draft coming up surrounding them, they had the bullseye on their backs.

But for one night here, at least, all is well in the City of Brotherly Love.

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