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Preview: 76ers at Grizzlies

(Updated: UPDATES Grizzlies playoff situation after Dallas loss on Thursday) The Memphis Grizzlies have an opportunity to improve their playoff chances when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. The Grizzlies began a two-game homestand with a clutch 107-102 win over Miami on Wednesday, and are one game behind the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. Memphis ends its season with a visit to Phoenix on Monday followed by a game at home against Dallas.

76ers 111, Celtics 102

76ers 111, Celtics 102: Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points and handed out six assists to help visiting Philadelphia snap a 13-game road losing streak. Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Sixers, who have won two of their last four after a 26-game losing streak. Thaddeus Young and Elliot Williams chipped in 15 points apiece for Philadelphia.

Preview: 76ers at Celtics

The Boston Celtics will attempt to snap a six-game losing streak when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday in a matchup of two teams playing out the string. Boston was crushed 118-92 at Washington on Wednesday, suffering its 10th straight road defeat and continuing to establish itself as one of the worst teams in the franchise's otherwise glorious history. The current edition's .307 winning percentage is the third-lowest all-time for the Celtics.

Bobcats 123, 76ers 93

Bobcats 123, 76ers 93: Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds as Charlotte rolled past host Philadelphia. Anthony Tolliver contributed 16 points and eight rebounds and Gary Neal added 15 points as the Bobcats remain two games behind sixth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference race. Gerald Henderson and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 14 points apiece as Charlotte matched its largest winning margin of the season.

NBA: Sixers dodge losing record with big win

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a record-setting 27th straight National Basketball Association loss with a dominating 123-98 home victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Thaddeus Young finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists for the 76ers, who came into the contest having lost 18 straight at home and 26 overall, equaling the longest losing streak in league history. "I am happy for the players and I am happy for the fans," said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "I am real happy for the players."

NBA: Sixers dodge losing record with big win

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a record-setting 27th straight National Basketball Association loss with a dominating 123-98 home victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Thaddeus Young finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists for the 76ers, who came into the contest having lost 18 straight at home and 26 overall, equaling the longest losing streak in league history. "I am happy for the players and I am happy for the fans," said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "I am real happy for the players."

NBA: Sixers pound Pistons to halt losing skid

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a record-setting 27th consecutive loss with a dominating 123-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Thaddeus Young finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists for the 76ers who came into the contest having lost 18 straight at home and 26 overall which matched the longest losing streak in NBA history. Their 26 losses also equalled the record for the longest losing skid of any major North American professional sports team.

Rockets hand 76ers 26th consecutive loss

Houston, Mar 28 (EFE).- James Harden recorded a triple-double in just three quarters of play to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 rout of the historically futile Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 26th consecutive game. With their latest defeat, the Sixers tied the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers, who became a basement dweller the season after superstar LeBron James signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, for the longest losing streak in NBA history.

NBA: Philadelphia tie NBA futility record

The Philadelphia 76ers tied the National Basketball Association record of 26 consecutive losses after being hammered 120-98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Philadelphia joins the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers as the only two teams to lose 26 straight games. The Sixers can set the NBA record with a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Philadelphia haven't won since a last-second victory on the road against the Boston Celtics on January 29. gph/ch

NBA: Philadelphia tie NBA futility record

The Philadelphia 76ers tied the National Basketball Association record of 26 consecutive losses after being hammered 120-98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Philadelphia joins the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers as the only two teams to lose 26 straight games. The Sixers can set the NBA record with a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Philadelphia haven't won since a last-second victory on the road against the Boston Celtics on January 29. gph/ch
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