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

Philadelphia 76ers finally win first game; social media goes nuts
Philadelphia 76ers players (from left) Drew Gordon, JaKarr Sampson (9) and Jerami Grant (39) watch from the bench as their teammates close in on their first victory of the season with a win against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
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.

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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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