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76ers blow 18-point, fourth-quarter lead, fall to Grizzlies in OT

PHILADELPHIA After the 76ers set a new franchise standard for futility by losing 17 consecutive games to start the season, a loss to one of the NBA's elite teams may not seem like a big deal. But it's how they lost that probably pains the Sixers. They blew an 18-point, fourth-quarter advantage en route to suffering a 120-115 overtime embarrassment to the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The setback dropped the Sixers to 2-21 and extended their recent losing streak to three games. The Grizzlies improved to 19-4 thanks in large part to Mike Conley. The Memphis point guard finished with a game-high 36 points on 13-for-22 shooting to go with nine assists....

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