The Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record by losing their 21st consecutive game when they fell to the Pacers 99-90 in Indiana on Monday.

The 21 straight losses surpassed the 20 consecutive defeats suffered by the Sixers during their infamous 1972-73 campaign, which ended with a 9-73 record that stands as the fewest victories ever recorded during an 82-game season.

“[The losing is] hard because of a competitive thing,” Sixers coach Brett Brown told reporters afterwards. “[But] worrying about a record, or this and that, we don’t live in that world. … It’s the truth, I don’t bring that to that locker room once. I don’t mention it to them, I don’t think about it often, you can’t help but be aware of it. And we move on. We’re on a different path.”

Philadelphia hasn’t won a game since Jan. 29, and they’ve suffered a series of blowout losses since the trade deadline, when GM Sam Hinkie traded away Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to further plunge the team into its rebuilding mode. Over the course of this 21-game losing streak, Philadelphia has lost by an average of 18.1 points, with each loss coming by five points or more.