76ers lose 19th straight game to Pacers

Philadelphia 76ers' Jarvis Varnado, left, and Tony Wroten, right, battle for a rebound against Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jarvis Varnado, left, and Tony Wroten, right, battle for a rebound against Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paul George scored 25 points and David West had 18 to help the Indiana Pacers beat Philadelphia 101-94 on Friday night, sending the 76ers to their 19th straight loss.

With a loss to Memphis on Saturday, the Sixers can tie the franchise record for consecutive defeats in a single season. The Sixers lost 20 straight games from Jan. 9, 1973-Feb. 11, 1973 in a 9-73 season. The NBA record for consecutive losses in a season is 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Sixers last won on Jan. 29 on Evan Turner’s buzzer-beater at Boston. Turner was traded to the Pacers at the Feb. 20 deadline and is now a key reserve on a team expected to make a deep run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 25 points on 10 of 31 shooting and had 10 assists.

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