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76ers end streak of futility at Lakers' expense

76ers end streak of futility at Lakers' expense

The Philadelphia 76ers won their first game of the season and ended a 28-game losing streak dating to last season, overtaking the Lakers for a 103-91 victory Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.

Kobe Bryant, fresh off the announcement that he'll retire after the season, came out on fire after receiving a warm ovation from the home crowd -- scoring nine quick points on three of four shooting.

The 17-time All-Star significantly cooled off, hitting just four of his next 22 attempts to finish with 20 points in 32 minutes. The Sixers (1-18) outscored the Lakers 53-33 in the second half, dropping the Lakers to 2-15 on the season in Bryant's final visit to Philadelphia...