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76ers snap 19-game losing streak to Thunder

Jerami Grant, Ben Simmons

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shouts in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant, right, after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


The 76ers had never beaten the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Philadelphia hadn’t beaten the Thunder at all during Barack Obama and Donald Trump’s presidencies.

Until last night.

The 76ers ended a 19-game losing streak against the Thunder with a 108-104 victory in Oklahoma City.

Philadelphia’s first win over the Thunder since George W. Bush was in office – and just second overall against the franchise since it moved from Seattle – stopped the skid from challenging the longest-ever losing streak between teams. The Timberwolves’ 26-game losing streak to the SuperSonics from 1991-1997 remains the longest. The 76ers’ losing streak to Oklahoma City was the longest since the Timberwolves lost 22 straight to the Lakers from 2007-2013.

Here are the longest losing streaks of all-time between two teams, sorted by number of games. The length of the bars represents the amount of time between the first and last game of the streak:


With Philadelphia off the schneid against Oklahoma City, the Suns – who’ve lost 18 straight to the Warriors – now have the longest active losing streak between teams. Phoenix – which has lost 12 straight to the Clippers – also has the second-longest active losing streak between teams. Tough times in the desert.

Here are the longest active losing streaks between teams: