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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Page 2 dissects Cleveland Cavaliers' losing streak


The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their NBA-record losing streak to 26 games on Wednesday night, dropping a 103-94 decision to the Detroit Pistons.

The 26 straight losses matches the longest losing streak across the four major sports. In the NFL, the 1976 and '77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost the first 26 games in franchise history, and the Louisville Colonels hold the MLB record with 26 straight losses in 1889.

Cavs forward Antawn Jamison has scored 536 points over the team's past 26 games (20.6 ppg). That's the most points any player has scored during a losing streak by his team, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's 527 points (47.9 ppg) for the San Francisco Warriors during an 11-game skid in 1962.

The Cavs have lost:
• 36 of their past 37 games
• 26 consecutive road games
• 26 consecutive games overall (NBA record)
• 16 consecutive games to above-.500 teams
• 16 consecutive games to Western Conference teams
• 15 consecutive games to sub-.500 teams
• 13 consecutive games to Eastern Conference teams
• 11 consecutive home games