Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and the Longest Losing Streaks to Start a Season
The Sixers are carrying with them an 0-12 record; they’re on a 12-game losing streak to open the season – the fourth longest of its kind in NBA history.
The top three teams all achieved “greater” marks in their inaugural seasons. At least there is some excuse there.
If Philly loses again tonight, they’d have the worst start to a season ever for a franchise not in its first year. Then again, they are facing the 3-10 Knicks. Anything can happen.
The top mark – quite the contradiction of recent times – is held by the Miami Heat. They lost 17 in a row breaking in 1988-89. Seems like a very long time ago.
Here’s every losing streak of 10 or more (no one lost exactly 10 in a row) to start a season.Follow @VinGetz
|TEAM||SEASON||LOSING STREAK||FINAL RECORD||SEASON?|
|1.||Miami Heat||1988-89||17||15-67||1st season|
|2.||Denver Nuggets (DEF)||1949-50||15||11-51||1st season|
|2.||Cleveland Cavaliers||1970-71||15||15-67||1st season|
|4.||Denver Nuggets||1997-98||12||11-71||22nd season*|
|4.||Washington Wizards||2012-13||12||29-53||52nd season|
|4.||Philadelphia 76ers||2014-15 (Active)||12||TBD||66th season|
|7.||New Orleans Jazz||1974-75||11||23-59||1st season|
* NBA seasons only. ABA not included.
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