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Even without Duncan, Parker, Spurs defeat Sixers

PHILADELPHIA The 76ers never really had a serious opportunity to win against Brett Brown's former team. The tanking Sixers are not even close to being on the same level as the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs proved that by posting a 109-103 victory Monday at the Wells Fargo Center on a night when Tim Duncan and Tony Parker took the night off. But there was one lingering question afterward: Will the Sixers tie the NBA record for consecutive losses to start the season on Wednesday in Minneapolis? This setback dropped the Sixers to 0-17. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets set the record of 18 straight defeats. On this night, they were without Nerlens Noel (right hip flexor) and Tony Wroten...

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