76ers lose franchise-record 16th straight game to start season

Michael Carter-Williams, Devin Harris
Dallas’ Devin Harris goes up for a shot past Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams on Saturday.
(Matt Slocum / Associated Press)

Philadelphia set a franchise record with its 16th straight loss to start the season, with Dallas winning, 110-103, at Philadelphia on Saturday.

Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Mavericks.

Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 18 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who eclipsed the 1972-73 club that began 0-15 on the way to setting an 82-game NBA record for fewest victories at 9-73. Philadelphia became the fifth team in league history to open with at least 16 straight losses, joining the 1994-95 Clippers (0-16), 1998-99 Clippers (0-17), 1988-89 Heat (0-17) and the 2009-10 Nets (0-18).

The 76ers will try again for its first win Monday when they host the defending champion Spurs. If they lose to San Antonio, Philadelphia could equal the NBA record for defeats to begin a season on Wednesday at Minnesota and could potentially set an NBA record on Friday at home versus Oklahoma City.


Monta Ellis added 18 points for Dallas, which played without struggling star Dirk Nowitzki to win its third straight. Coach Rick Carlisle gave Nowitzki the day off to rest.

at Washington 83, New Orleans 80: Marcin Gortat had a season-high 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards. The Pelicans led only once — when Anthony Davis, who led New Orleans with 30 points, dunked to give them a 78-77 lead with 3:48 remaining

at Atlanta 105, Charlotte 75: The Hawks were leading by 20 early in the second quarter, 32 late in the second and by 44 early in the third. It was the Hornets’ ninth straight loss.

at Cleveland 109, Indiana 97: Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points, Kyrie Irving had 24 and LeBron James added 19 points as the Cavaliers won their third straight game after losing four in a row. The Cavaliers have won the three games by an average of 23.3 points.


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