Sport News: Cavs Lose 25th In A Row – Worst in NBA History
Not exactly one of the proudest moments of the season, but it extended the Mavs’ winning streak to nine games. It also happened to be the 25th consecutive loss for the Cavaliers, the longest losing streak during one season in NBA history. This was a tie game with a little more than 10 minutes remaining. Jason Terry, as he often does, came to the rescue in the fourth quarter, sparking a run that stretched the Mavs’ lead to double digits. Terry scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.
But the Mavs had problems putting away the poor Cavs, who were down only three in the final minute. Anthony Parker just missed an open 3-pointer from the top of the arc on the final possession. The Cavs couldn’t manage to get another shot off after getting the offensive rebound.
Suffice to say, there wasn’t any celebrating by the Mavs as they walked off the floor.
The biggest concern for the Mavs at the moment isn’t their annoying habit of letting lottery-bound teams hang around on their home court. It’s the health of Dirk Nowitzki, again.
The jammed right wrist Nowitzki suffered during the first quarter obviously isn’t nearly as severe as the sprained right knee that sidelined the Mavs’ star for nine games earlier this season. He returned to the game in the second quarter, but he played tentatively for the remainder of the game, finishing with only 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting.