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Hollis Thompson

Porzingis guides Knicks to 99-87 win over Sixers

NEW YORK The 76ers were sent back to their losing ways.

They suffered a 99-87 setback to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. That came one night after the Sixers (1-19) posted their first victory after snapping their 28-game losing streak, a record for U.S. professional sports. They also tied the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets' NBA record for consecutive losses to start a season.

The Sixers, who were without suspended center Jahlil Okafor, were hoping to start streaking in the opposite direction.

However, the Knicks (9-10) broke the game open in the second quarter with a 10-2 run to take a 45-32 advantage with 4 minutes, 11 seconds remaining in...