Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

Isaiah Canaan

76ers top Lakers for 1st win of season, snap 28-game skid

Kobe Bryant breezed through the Philadelphia 76ers locker room and said to no one in particular, "keep it going, guys."

His homecoming game spoiled, Bryant said one final goodbye to Philly, which is winless no more.

The 76ers said good riddance to the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports — winless in 28 games dating to last season. And 0 for 18 to begin this one.

No more.

With the spotlight on Bryant during the final game of his career in his hometown, the Sixers stole the show and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season.

The Sixers remain tied for the worst start in...