(CHICAGO) — The Philadelphia 76ers (15-55) fell to the Chicago Bulls (39-31) on Saturday night, 91-81 for their 24th straight loss.
The Sixers had a chance to snap the streak, when they pulled within seven points late in the fourth quarter, but forward Taj Gibson hit a 19-foot jumper and guard D.J. Augustin drilled a three to give Chicago a 91-79 lead with 2:30 to play. Philadelphia missed their first 18 3-pointers before center Byron Mullens converted with just under ten minutes left in the fourth.
Forward Thaddeus Young led the way for the 76ers with 28 points and seven rebounds while center Henry Sims had 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Philadelphia now has the second longest losing streak in NBA history. The Cleveland Cavaliers set the mark with 26 straight losses during the 2010-11 season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire