The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers broke their 26-game losing streak Friday night with a 126-119 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
It was the first win for the Cavaliers since before Christmas. The team is now tied with the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL for the longest losing streak in any of the four major U.S. pro team sports.
"I can smile again. It feels pretty good. Winning is a precious feeling," guard Daniel Gibson said in The Plain Dealer.
Coming into the game at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, Los Angeles seemed to be a good candidate to be the streak-breaker. The Clippers had won just four games on the road all season.
Cleveland, at 9-45, remains the only member of the 30-team league with fewer than 10 wins this season.