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Saturday, March 15th (All times Eastern)

Memphis Grizzlies (38-27) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-50), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers' losing streak is at 19 games and to avoid hitting 20, they'll have to contend with the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night.

A setback on Saturday will match the franchise record for consecutive losses, set originally in the historically bad 1972-73 season. That Sixers team of 40 years ago went only 9-73, the worst record in an NBA season.

The current product surpassed that win total long ago, but another league mark for futility has come into play. The Cleveland Cavaliers own the NBA record for longest losing streak with a 26-game slide in the 2010-11 campaign.

For the Sixers to match that feat, it would start with a loss on Saturday, but a look ahead at the scheduled isn't favorable. Over the next six games, Philly plays the Indiana Pacers, the Chicago Bulls twice, the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets. The only game against a sub .500 team is versus the New York Knicks, who have won five in a row.

The streak reached 19 games Friday night in a home, 101-94 loss to the Pacers in a somewhat spirited affair.

Thaddeus Young registered 25 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Sixers, who have not won since beating the Boston Celtics on Jan. 29 and have dropped a franchise-record 15 straight at home.

The Sixers trailed by as many as 17 in the first half but two Young free throws capped a 9-0 spurt to get them within 87-84 with 4:58 remaining.

Indiana, though, netted six straight points as back-to-back David West jumpers staked it to a 93-84 spread. A Young jumper less than a minute later cut the deficit to 93-90, but Paul George drove in for a layup before knocking down a 3-pointer to make it 98-90 with 1:36 left.

"We need every break we can get if we are going to beat a team," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said.

There were no breaks and for context purposes, the Sixers' losing streak is now one longer than Susan Lucci's losing streak at the Daytime Emmys.

The Grizzlies had a four-game winning streak come to a halt on Friday night in Toronto. The Raptors won, 99-86, in a game that was much closer than the final score.

A Mike Miller free throw tied the game with 6:24 to play, but the Grizzlies went the next five-plus minutes without a point, allowing the Raptors to run away with the contest.

"We didn't make free throws and didn't make a lot of shots," Memphis head coach David Joerger said. "Hats off to (the Raptors)."

Zach Randolph recorded 16 points and eight boards to pace Memphis, which managed just one field goal over the last eight minutes.

Courtney Lee added 12 for the Grizzlies, followed by 11 from Nick Calathes, and 10 apiece out of Tony Allen and Mike Conley.

It was an uncharacteristically off night defensively for the Grizz. While they held the Raps under 100, they allowed the Atlantic Division leaders to shoot 50.7 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from long range.

The Grizzlies have won four of the last five meetings and three in a row in Philadelphia.

03/15 10:34:13 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
4th
BRK 108
DET 105
 
4th
SAC 101
LAL 93
 
4th
ORL 85
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 49
IND 61
 
3rd
OKC 59
NOP 63
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
 
2nd
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 46
NDST 44
 
2nd
WASU 57
SJST 35
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
3rd
DET 1
COL 0
 
3rd
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 1
BUF 1
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA