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NBA Thursday night round up: 76ers tie NBA record with 26th consecutive loss

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Only four games being played in the NBA on Thursday night but still some exciting action around the league as well as the Philadelphia 76ers tying the NBA record for most consecutive losses with 26.

Philadelphia 76ers 98-120 Houston Rockets

James Harden posted a triple double in only three quarters as the bearded star finished the contest with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a crushing win against the hapless 76ers who crumbled to their 26th straight straight loss, tying the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA record.

Terrence Jones also added 20 points and 7 boards for Houston, whilst ex-Rocket James Anderson led the miserable Philly squad with albeit impressive 30 points off of 11-for-18 shooting.

Portland Trail Blazers 100-85 Atlanta Hawks

The Trail Blazers snap a three-game skid as they were rejuvenated by a returning LaMarcus Aldridge off of a back injury. The All-Star power forward registered 25 points and 16 rebounds as Portland entered Atlanta and come away with the much needed victory.

Portland's other All-Star Damian Lillard also added 21 points as the Blazers halt a dyer run that had almost seen them fall out of the 5th spot in the Western Conference after losing 7 of their last 10 games.

Los Angeles Lakers 105-108 Milwaukee Bucks 

The Bucks swept the season series against the Lakers for the first time since 2006-07 as Milwaukee end their 8-game slide by defeating Los Angeles 108-105.

Point guard Brandon Knight was once again the hero for the Bucks as he mustered 30 points in the win, Knight set his career high 37 points earlier in the season against the Lakers in their previous meeting on December 31st.

Los Angeles Clippers 108-103 Dallas Mavericks

The final game of the night and possibly the most exciting saw  two Western Conference foes battle down to the final seconds with the Clippers fourth quarter charge seeing them overcome a resilient Mavericks squad 108-103 in Dallas.

Trailing by as much as 11 in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul coming off his 0-12 shooting night on Tuesday led the comeback for the Clippers as they rallied late, including a late clutch layup from Blake Griffin to down the Mavericks in front of their own fans.

Vince Carter led Dallas with 23 points off the bench but they fall half a game behind the Phoenix Suns in the 8th spot in the Western Conference.

Thats all of the action from Thursday night in the NBA.

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Portland Trail Blazers
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LA Clippers
Atlanta Hawks
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Milwaukee Bucks
Dallas Mavericks
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