Cavaliers make history with latest loss
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott says a win is imminent. "It's going to happen real soon," he told the Cleveland paper.
February 8th, 2011
08:31 AM ET

Cavaliers make history with latest loss

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a record 25th straight game Monday night, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 99-96.

The loss - an NBA record - eclipsed the franchise's 24-game losing streak that spanned two seasons and ended in 1982.

On Monday, the Cavs had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Jamario Moon and Antawn Jamison both elected to pass the ball rather than take one last heave at the basket.

"J-Moon just really wasn't aware," Cleveland coach Byron Scott said, according to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. "That's the bottom line. Because he had really a pretty good look."

Scott, encouraged by his team's effort of late, said a win is coming, sooner or later.

"We've just got to keep playing like that, and it's going to happen," Scott told the Plain Dealer. "It's going to happen real soon."

The Cavs have not won in the new year. Their last victory was December 18 against the New York Knicks.

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  1. Lipton

    I gots mad skillz!

    February 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 1st pick

    Doesn't 25 straight loses give you the "shoe in" award if the first round, first pick? If it doesn't it should. The cavaliers could then go after this years narcissistic sociopath after losing their resident one last year.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PJAY

    Cleveland could still win a Championship before LaBron does! COME ON CAV'S. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

    February 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • REALLY?

      Sarcasm at its BEST..... at least i think it was ... lol

      February 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. REALITY!!!

    Gary Coleman, Webster, Elmer Fudd, Grumpy with Spud Webb at center and Mugsy Boggs coming off the better is a better team than this.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. REALITY!!!

    coming off the bench

    February 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bonegardner

    A win is going to happen real soon? What the hell kind of prediction is that?!?! There's gonna be an earthquake in California; it's gonna happen real soon. When? 2050? 3050? Tomorrow? That's it; I'm done. I'm going home to burn all my Cavs gear.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Magic Rat

    Can't wait for that Feb. 13 showdown with the visiting Washington Wizards, who haven't won a road game all year. Something's gotta give. They should send the scoresheet to the NBA Hall of Fame.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Grey

    Wow, there's really people still interested in the NBA? I'm stunned. I thought they shuttered this sport years ago. Timberwolves have repeatedly attempted to break the record in question. Maybe they should create another 16 teams and see if more people are interested. Get the thuggery out of the sport, and I'll reconsider coming to a game.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

      Get back to your girlfriends Sheep and Goat lil boy blue

      February 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Million$Man

    Take that Cleveland steamers! Ahahahaha! Wahh wahh cry cry...

    February 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. vslimm305

    Don't get mad cavs. Miami or I should say wade county is where he needs to be at. And just to think that wade beat him at getting a ring hahahahaha heat 4 life

    February 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. junkyarddog

    The cavs can pay me all those millions to lose ball games and i didnt go past high school basketball

    February 9, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. TOMAS

    for sure anyone can make history. It's fair to say the record can be negative or possible. Choices are: pride and shame. What's your pick? The cav losing big only amount to lack of pride. Each game almost the players sine james left have not found courage to defend and preserve a win on a consistantly. Shame on the org for standing low!

    February 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
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