Sixteen seconds into Wednesday night's Phildelphia 76ers game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves, the game was stopped because both teams were playing to the wrong baskets.
Which is when the world knew something strange was happening.
A couple hours later, it ended, and something strange did happen. The Sixers won a game. After starting the season 0-17, the Sixers finally got the proverbial monkey off their back and walked away with the 85-77 win, a mere one game from tying an NBA record for futility.
The win moved the Sixers, widely regarded as the worst team in the NBA to 1-17, and keeps them as worthy challengers to the all-time worst season record in NBA history, also held by the Sixers at 9-73.
Michael Carter-Williams did his job for Philly, scoring 20 points with 9 rebounds and 9 assists while Robert Covington chipped in 17 in support.
The Timberwolves, chasing the Sixers for worst record at 4-13, had 4 guys in double figures, but all in the teens.
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And post game sound from Michael Carter-Williams from CSN Philly.