Tony Wroten Jr. scores 30 points but Philadelphia loses its 16th in a row
Utah won 104-92 at Philadelphia, which got a career-high 30 points from ex-Washington Huskies player Tony Wroten Jr.
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA – Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and the Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 104-92 on Saturday night, sending the 76ers to their 16th consecutive loss.
Tony Wroten Jr., a former Washington Huskies player, scored a career-high 30 points on 12-for-15 shooting for Philadelphia.
The Sixers (15-47) hadn’t dropped 16 in a row since a franchise-worst 20 straight losses during the 1972-73 season, when they finished 9-73.
Wroten made a layup with 2:52 left to tie the score at 91, but Utah closed with a 13-1 run.
“It’s tough losing,” Wroten said. “I feel like we had that one. Some calls didn’t go our way. It was the little things that hurt us. You never want to leave it in the refs’ hands. I still feel like we definitely had that one.”
The Jazz (22-41) snapped a five-game losing streak.
CLEVELAND – Carmelo Anthony shook off a horrid shooting start and scored 26 points, leading the New York Knicks to their third straight victory, 107-97 over Cleveland. Anthony missed his first six shots.
• Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the host Los Angeles Clippers beat Atlanta 109-108 for their season-high seventh straight victory. Jamal Crawford, a graduate of Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, had three points in 10 minutes off the bench after missing three games with a left-calf strain.
• Tony Parker scored 30 points and host San Antonio overcame a lethargic performance to beat Orlando 121-112. The Spurs have won six in a row.