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Longest NBA Losing Streaks

Pedro Cerrano
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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
26 games, Dec 20, 2010 – Feb 11, 2011
2
Vancouver Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Vancouver
23 games, Feb 16, 1996 – Apr 3, 1996
3
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Denver
23 games, Dec 9, 1997 – Jan 24, 1998
4
Charlotte Bobcats is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Charlotte
23 games, Mar 19, 2012
5
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Auburn Hills
21 games, Mar 7, 1980 – Oct 25, 1980
6
Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Philadelphia
20 games, Jan 9, 1973 – Feb 14, 1973
7
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
New York City
20 games, Mar 23, 1985 – Nov 12, 1985
8
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Dallas
20 games, Nov 13, 1993 – Dec 23, 1993
9
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Los Angeles
19 games, Mar 11, 1982 – Apr 15, 1982
10
Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Orlando
19 games, Oct 30, 2003 – Dec 8, 2003
11
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Brooklyn
19 games, Apr 15, 2009 – Dec 4, 2009
12
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Salt Lake City
18 games, Feb 24, 1982 – Apr 2, 1982
13
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Boston
18 games, Jan 7, 2007 – Feb 14, 2007
14
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Minneapolis
18 games, Mar 13, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012
15
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
16
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Houston
17 games, Jan 18, 1968 – Feb 18, 1968
17
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Miami
17 games, Nov 5, 1988 – Dec 14, 1988
18
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Longest NBA Losing Streaks
Toronto
17 games, Nov 6, 1997 – Dec 10, 1997