PHILADELPHIA -- Down and out or down to the wire, the 76ers are freefalling toward NBA history. D.J Augustin scored 20 points and Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 102-94 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 22nd straight loss. The Sixers are four losses shy of matching the NBA record for the longest single-season losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers set the record of 26 consecutive losses in the 2010-11 season. The Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96), Denver Nuggets (1997-98) and Charlotte Bobcats (2011-12) each lost 23 straight. "Winnable game," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "I say that because a group thats been losing ... still stays together. They still compete. Im proud of them." The Sixers also lost their 17th straight home game since beating Charlotte on Jan. 15. They were 8-11 at home at that point and had already defeated Miami, the Bulls, and Houston in Philadelphia. After the Sixers were 3-0 following a Nov. 2 win over Chicago, fans held signs that said, "3-0. Thats No Bull." That seems like another season at times after the Sixers traded Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen at the deadline for draft picks, a necessary step for a rebuilding franchise. Unlike most of the first 21 losses in the streak, the Sixers were competitive until the final possessions, never letting the Bulls lead by more than 11. Sixers centre Byron Mullens, who hadnt attempted a shot all game, hit consecutive 3s to pull the Sixers to 83-80. He made a nifty save on a ball headed out of bounds, leading to Henry Sims bucket and a foul. With a chance to tie the game, Sims missed the free throw with 8:19 left. Thaddeus Young bailed him out a possession later with a 3-pointer that made it 85-all. Joakim Noah buried a go-ahead 3 from the top of the arc and Augustin followed with one from the sideline to put the Bulls up 91-85. Tony Wrotens 3 made it 93-90 but it was just more false hope. Carlos Boozers emphatic dunk stretched the lead to six and the Bulls did enough to hang on and move to .500 on the road (17-17). The Sixers have lost three of four by less than 10 points after losing each of the previous 10 games by double-digits. "We knew it would be this type of game," Augustin said. "We just tried to fight them until the end and it was a fight, a real fight." The Sixers could make it 23 straight with a loss Friday to New York. Then three straight on the road at Chicago, San Antonio and Houston. If the Sixers lose all of those games, the potential record 27th loss would come March 29 vs. Detroit. Young scored 24 points for the Sixers and Wroten had 17. "Were going to get one soon," Wroten said. Boozer had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls and Noah added 14 points and 10 boards. The Sixers solid 11-for-24 3-point shooting was undone by a 9 of 19 mark from the free-throw line. "There is just no inch for error," Brown said. "Theres no wiggle room at all." The Sixers stayed tight and chipped away in the third, making it 64-61 on Youngs 3-pointer. Sims was 0 for 7 from the floor until his first basket cut it to 64-63. The Sixers just couldnt make the clutch basket or two to finally take the lead. Theyd get as close again as two points in the third and trailed only 75-69 at the end of the quarter. "I think Bretts done a great job with them," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Theyve got a lot of moving parts. I give a guy like Young a lot of credit for his professionalism -- how hard he plays. They shot the ball well. The Bulls played without Derrick Rose, the former MVP point guard who tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season. Thibodeau said Rose could could be ready to return if he gets the call to play this summer for Team USA at the world championships. 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Klopps record against Mourinho Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA 5 3 1 1 7 11 Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Real Madrid (Champions League Group D, October 2012)The first time Klopp and Mourinho went head-to-head was in a Champions League group stage clash four years ago while in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively.The former took the spoils on this occasion after his side edged a thrilling encounter at the Westfalenstadion thanks to strikes either side of half-time from forward Robert Lewandowski and left-back Marcel Schmelzer, sandwiched in between Cristiano Ronaldos customary Real goal. Klopps Dortmund beat Mourinhos Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final After the game, Klopp gave an insight into his tactics against Mourinho sides when saying: They had more of the ball… but that was not a bad thing for us.Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Champions League Group D, November 2012)The two managers did not have long to wait before coming up against each other again as Madrid entertained Dortmund in their next Champions League Group D contest at the Santiago Bernabeu.However, the Special One was still left waiting for his first win over Klopp after a 2-2 draw in the Spanish capital, with Los Blancos grateful to Mesut Ozils last-minute free kick rescuing them a point. The pair embrace before the second leg of their 2013 Champions League semi-final Nonetheless, Mourinho was given notice of what to expect in any future meetings with Klopp-managed teams after a pulsating first half from the Bundesliga champions had seen them deservedly lead 2-1 at the break.And while both went on to qualify from the group, it was Klopp who earned the bragging rights after his team topped the section ahead of Real.Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid (Champions League semi-final first leg, April 2013)Five months later and the two super coaches were once again plotting each otheers downfall, with a place in that seasons Champions League final at Wembley Stadium at stake for the victor.dddddddddddd Mourinho (R) gestures to Klopp Back in front of Dortmunds Yellow Wall, though, the Portugueses team were annihilated after a four-goal blitz from Lewandowski, and this despite the tie still being level with 40 minutes to go.Mourinho was quick to make his feelings clear after the full-time whistle, saying: My team is so naive that Lewandowski scores four goals and we dont foul him once.Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (Champions League semi-final second leg, April 2013) In the build-up to the return clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, a game that would ultimately decide Mourinho and Reals season, tensions were understandably high between the two men.I have said a little bit about Dortmund and thats enough, said Mourinho ahead of the match. Since the day of the draw, Klopp talks every day.The Dortmund boss was unperturbed, though, responding: Mourinho says I speak too much? Thats what one of my teachers used to tell me. I dont care, I dont think about this. Klopp (L) and Mourinho clashed in the Champions League semi-final in April 2013 And when asked whether this was mind games, Klopp added: Im not intelligent enough to understand what it should be. But its no problem, now Ill shut up, and everything is okay.Despite Mourinho recording his first victory over the all-smiling German at his fourth attempt, courtesy of late goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos, it was a bittersweet moment as Klopps men still edged Real 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the final against Bayern Munich.And by the end of that campaign, Madrid and Mourinho had also parted company…Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool (Premier League, October 2015)Klopp made it three wins from five encounters with Mourinho after getting the better of the-then Chelsea manager to register his first victory as Liverpool boss last October.At the time, the champions were struggling near the foot of the table having lost five of their opening 10 league fixtures and Klopp increased the pressure on his rival by inflicting the Blues sixth defeat of the campaign. Klopps Liverpool came out on top against Mourinhos Chelsea in October 2015 And yet it had all started so well for Mourinho, whose side took an early lead through Ramires, only to then collapse following Philippe Coutinhos brilliant strike in first-half injury time.Further goals followed after the break from the Brazil playmaker and Christian Benteke, with Klopp even finding time to sympathise with his beaten opponent after the game.Things like this happen, he said. I had a similar situation at Dortmund last year. The good thing was no one in the club was in doubt of my situation. I feel for him of course, but its work. You can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Liverpools set-piece problems How Jose has changed United Jose to buy in January? 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