Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, Jae Crowder hit a go-ahead three-pointer and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat visiting Philadelphia 84-80 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 16th straight loss to open the season and record-tying 26th in a row overall.
Philadelphia tied the major U.S. professional sports futility mark set by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 to '77 and matched by the 76ers in 2013-14. They are two losses away from tying the then-New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season.
Evan Turner added 16 points for Boston, which trailed by five with just under three minutes left. The 76ers scored three points in the final...
Orlando guard Victor Oladipo cheers during the NBA Summer League game of Orlando Magic versus Philadelphia 76'ers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)