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Philadelphia 76ers avoid making history on their own
Philadelphia 76ers avoid making history on their own

Among the many things the Philadelphia 76ers had lost since Evan Turner drove for a game-winning layup Jan. 29 against the Boston Celtics: Turner and hope. All was not lost, however, amid the ensuing 26-game losing streak that spanned exactly two months, except maybe the 76ers' integrity. They finally won again Saturday night, romping to a 123-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons, long after trading Turner and fellow starter Spencer Hawes in a move that spoke to their intent to lose at all costs. The victory ensured the 76ers would not surpass the dubious mark of the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers, who dropped 26 consecutive games after owner Dan Gilbert made the regrettable vow to...

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