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. The 1972-73 Sixers that went 9-73. Old Clippers and Grizzlies teams that couldn't even crack double-digit win totals.
None of them lost as many consecutive games as the Sixers. They have lost 26 straight games, a winless stretch 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.