Thursday, February 10, 2011
Cavs tie dubious streak with another loss
By ESPN Stats & Info
The 26th time wasn't the charm for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they fell to the Detroit Pistons, 103-94 on Wednesday. Not only have the Cavaliers lost 26 straight games -- extending their own NBA record -- but it also matches the longest losing streak across the four major pro sports. In the NFL, the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost ther first 26 games in their franchise's history, and the Louisville Colonels hold the MLB record with 26 straight losses … back in 1889.
There’s still hope for the Cavaliers, as their next two games are at home against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards. The Clippers have just four road wins this season, and the Wizards are 0-25 on the road.
As for the Clippers, Blake Griffin’s Broadway debut was a solid one (21 points, 6 rebounds), but it was Randy Foye who helped Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks. Foye scored 17 of his season-high 24 points in the fourth quarter. That’s the most fourth-quarter points by a visiting player at Madison Square Garden this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Also, the Dallas Mavericks joined the San Antonio Spurs as the only teams with multiple 10-game win streaks this season after beating the Sacramento Kings, 102-100 Wednesday.