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It's over! 76ers rout Pistons to end skid

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rejoice, Philadelphia! Rejoice!

At least breathe a sigh of relief.

The 76ers used a hot-shooting performance and all-around team effort to avoid setting the record for longest losing streak in major American professional sports.

Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 21 points to help the Sixers to a 123-98 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night, snapping their NBA record-tying 26-game losing streak.

It was their first win in 59 days since edging Boston on a buzzer-beater 95-94 on Jan. 29.

The Sixers also snapped a franchise-record 18-game losing home streak at the Well Fargo Center, where they last won Jan. 15 against Charlotte.

The Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA record with 26 straight losses in 2010-11 -- the last coming to the Pistons. It's tied for the longest losing streak in the four major sports.

The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers also lost 26 straight from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4, 1977.

Henry Sims posted 16 points with seven rebounds and Hollis Thompson added 14 points on 4-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc in the win.

Greg Monroe deposited a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double in Detroit's 18th loss in its last 22 contests.

Rodney Stuckey tallied 17 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 in the setback.

03/29 22:08:03 ET

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