Philadelphia 76ers finally win first game; social media goes nuts

Philadelphia 76ers finally won a game this season which mean they will not tie record for NBA's worst start

Well it was bound to happen -- the Philadelphia 76ers finally won a game this season.

The 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 85–77, in Minneapolis on Wednesday night to snap their 17-game losing streak to open the season and avoid tying the NBA's record for worst start by one game.

Michael Carter-Williams almost had a triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help Philadelphia escape tying the 0-18 start by the New Jersey Nets in the 2009-10 season.

Social media rejoiced for the win with thousands of good-natured tweets congratulating the team.

The popular Twitter account, “Did the Sixers Win,” was finally able to tweet “Yes.” As of 8 p.m., the tweet had more than 5,000 re-tweets. 

The hashtag #SixersWin began trending in the U.S. shortly after the game. 

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