76ers tie an NBA record that may mean they're one of the worst teams of all time

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The Philadelphia 76ers have now tied an NBA record by losing their 26th consecutive game as they were defeated 120-98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

Philly have now tied the record set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11 after they were trying to rebuild the franchise following the devastating loss of LeBron James.

The current streak for the 76ers stretches all the way back to January 29th where they recorded their last victory when they defeated the Celtics in Boston.

Since that date, they have been on the end of many blowout losses and it all stems from the deadline day trades initiated by General Manager Sam Hinkie as he dealt away Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to increase the rebuilding effort of the franchise.

Head Coach Brett Brown who is in the eye of the storm admits that there will be a lingering effect from the losing streak that could stretch all the way to the off season: "No free agent is going to want to come to Philadelphia at this stage, why would a good free agent want to come in and be a part of a rebuild?"

Worrying signs for the 76ers as the win doesn't seem to be on the horizon, if the objective was to completely tank than it is an impeccable effort by the franchise hoping to get as many ping pong balls in the lottery this year.

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