A strangely huge crowd of more than 17,000 showed up at Wells Fargo Center Saturday night expecting (hoping?) to see the Sixers set the NBA record for consecutive losses at 27.
They forgot that the Detroit Pistons are a total dumpster fire.
The Sixers beat the Pistons, 123-98, in an absolute laugher. It was the team's first win in exactly two months, since January 29.
Fans did not storm the court (c'mon, people!), but they did give a standing ovation in the final 30 seconds that had to feel strangely condescending to the players on the court, despite being (seemingly) sincere.
Also, Malik Rose sang in the final 15 seconds, and a Twitter trend was born. So at least there's that.
Malik Rose is singing. Marc Zumoff is quoting Johnny Most. This is the Twilight Zone. #76ers
— Mike Sielski (@MikeSielski) March 30, 2014
Prior to tonight, the last time the Sixers won DeSean Jackson was still an Eagle. WOW SO MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST TIME THEY WON.
— TPell17 (@TomPell17) March 30, 2014
The last time the Sixers won a game hamburgers only cost a nickel. #inflation.
— Russ Goldich (@russgoldich) March 30, 2014
"The last time the Sixers won Noah wasn't in theaters... He was in a wooden ship avoiding a flood"
— joseph (@Josephtirado71) March 30, 2014
I was at a Neutral Milk Hotel on Jan. 29. Where were you the last time the Sixers won? Tell your story. #SixersTalk
— Nick Menta (@cnmenta) March 30, 2014
The last time the Sixers won, Super Bowl XLVIII looked like an even matchup.
— Tom Keiser (@keisertroll) March 30, 2014
Finally, the optimism from Bob Brookover is contagious:
Thirty-three more and the 76ers will set the NBA record for consecutive wins.
— Bob Brookover (@brookob) March 30, 2014