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Zach Randolph

76ers tie NBA worst with 0-18 start after loss to Grizzlies

The Philadelphia 76ers were again poised to end their losing streak. And, as has happened lately, they were unable to close the deal.

The Memphis Grizzlies used a late fourth-quarter rally to erase a Sixers lead and capture a 92-84 victory on Sunday, sending Philadelphia to its NBA-record 18th straight loss to start the season.

The loss matched the 0-18 opening by the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, and marked the 28th consecutive defeat for the Sixers — the longest such streak ever in the four major United State sports.

"We did not want to be that team to (lose to the Sixers) because we'll be in the history books for that reason," said Memphis guard Mike...