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.