basketball Longest NBA Losing Streaks

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List of the longest NBA losing streaks by professional teams. A losing streak may span consecutive games or consecutive seasons, and the National Basketball Association has long been a vehicle for keeping such stats on professional sports teams. The losing streak record has been broken numerous times over the years, and this list includes several ties on the longest losing streaks list.

The NBA was founded in 1946 with the consolidation of existing leagues. Early teams such as the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, and the Destroit Pistons are still active today, while other teams like the Minneapolis Lakers and the New Orleans Jazz have moved to different city. Basketball has been a favorite American sport for generations and draws crowds at high school, college, and professional levels. Basketball legends from Lenny Wilkins to Michael Jordan to Shaquille O'Neal are frequently listed among the <a href="http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-athletes-of-all-time">greatest athletes of all time</a>.

This list of NBA losing streak records covers the entire history of professional basketball in the US.

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Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland - 26 games, Dec 20, 2010 – Feb 11, 2011

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Vancouver Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Vancouver Grizzlies Vancouver - 23 games, Feb 16, 1996 – Apr 3, 1996

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Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Denver Nuggets Denver - 23 games, Dec 9, 1997 – Jan 24, 1998

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Charlotte Bobcats is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Charlotte Bobcats Charlotte - 23 games, Mar 19, 2012

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Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills - 21 games, Mar 7, 1980 – Oct 25, 1980

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Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia - 20 games, Jan 9, 1973 – Feb 14, 1973

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New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
New York Knicks New York City - 20 games, Mar 23, 1985 – Nov 12, 1985

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Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Dallas Mavericks Dallas - 20 games, Nov 13, 1993 – Dec 23, 1993

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Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles - 19 games, Mar 11, 1982 – Apr 15, 1982

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Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Orlando Magic Orlando - 19 games, Oct 30, 2003 – Dec 8, 2003

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Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn - 19 games, Apr 15, 2009 – Dec 4, 2009

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Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Utah Jazz Salt Lake City - 18 games, Feb 24, 1982 – Apr 2, 1982

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Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Boston Celtics Boston - 18 games, Jan 7, 2007 – Feb 14, 2007

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Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis - 18 games, Mar 13, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012

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San Francisco Warriors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
San Francisco Warriors 17 games, Dec 20, 1964 – Jan 28, 1965

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Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Houston Rockets Houston - 17 games, Jan 18, 1968 – Feb 18, 1968

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Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Miami Heat Miami - 17 games, Nov 5, 1988 – Dec 14, 1988

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Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Toronto Raptors Toronto - 17 games, Nov 6, 1997 – Dec 10, 1997