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76ers taking longer than any team ever to win twice

Philadelphia 76ers v Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 20: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dives for a loose ball against Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 20, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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The 76ers won after an 0-18 start tied the 2009-10 Nets for worst-ever start.

Now, Philadelphia has a dubious starting record all to itself.

The 76ers lost to the Cavaliers, 108-86, today to drop to 1-28. Every other team in NBA history has won at least twice before its 30th game.

At 1-28, Philadelphia fell behind the six teams that started 2-27:

  • 1970-81 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks
  • 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks
  • 1997-98 Denver Nuggets
  • 2004-05 New Orleans Hornets
  • 2009-10 New Jersey Nets

Every team in league history has won at least three times through its 42nd game. The 76ers better get going to avoid claiming that record.

They’re already behind.