Dec 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) pushes the ball up court as Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (31) defends during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Pistons 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tipoff: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons

Welcome to the day of infamy. Also known as the day the Sixers can either make history or break history. At this point, the Sixers are tied with the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers who lost 26 straight games. A loss against the Pistons tonight would mean the Sixers would hold the NBA record for being the NBA’s worst team. This whole tanking concept has gone quite well, hasn’t it? Just remember the 2010-2011 Cavs tanked for Tristan Thompson…yeah. Let’s hope this goes a lot better than it did for Cleveland.

However, the Sixers are playing the Pistons. The Sixers play a Pistons team that is 26-46 and has lost 17 -of-21 after Friday night’s 110-78 defeat to visiting Miami. The Sixers have dropped all three games against Detroit this season and are one-and-six in the last seven match-ups against Detroit. Maybe this isn’t the easiest task. The biggest problem is finding someone on the Sixers roster to compete with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.

In other news, the Milwaukee Bucks play the Miami Heat tonight. If the Sixers win this game and the Bucks lose, which is the most likely scenario, the Bucks will hold a two game lead on the NBA’s worst record. I know the record is terrible, but is it worth falling another game back of the Bucks, just to avoid some lousy record? What is a win going to do right now, except bring us further from the number one pick?

Sure, a win would be nice. But, it would ultimately bring us further away from our goal and I’m trying to look at the bigger picture here. Can the Sixers win this game? Of course, Detroit is one of the most dysfunctional teams in the NBA. But, forget the record, the Sixers should lose this game and every single other game this season.

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