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: