The Philadelphia 76ers avoided solely owning the worst start in NBA history by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers bringing their record to 1-18.
Robert Covington’s 23 points led the way as the 76ers spoiled Kobe Bryant’s return home with a 103-92 victory.
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown was elated with the victory and said, “I’m pleased for the city. We don’t want the streak continuing. He then added, “Obviously, this is a relief on many levels.” (RELATED: Watch The Early Candidate For Dunk Of The Year In College Basketball [VIDEO])
The good news for the 76ers is that a 64-18 season record is still totally in grasp. That is of course if they win every single game remaining this season — which is unlikely since their only win came against the 2-14 Lakers. (RELATED: Knicks Rookie Center Gets P-P-P-POSTERIZED [VIDEO])
The 76ers have also been plagued off the court by their star rookie Jahlil Okafor’s inability to stay out of trouble to the point that now the team has provided him with a bodyguard.