Cavs Going for History: 24 Straight Ls

by February 05, 2011

by Ryne Nelson

Immortality is for the Cavs’ taking tonight.

Riding a 23-game losing streak into tonight’s game against Portland, the Cavs can set a single-season losing streak with another L. As the AP tells it:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are haunted again by losing No. 23. The Cavaliers matched the longest single-season losing streak in NBA history, dropping their 23rd straight game with a 112-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

The Cavs tied the 1995-96 Grizzlies, then in Vancouver, and the 1997-98 Denver Nuggets for longest skid in one season, and can equal their own overall mark for futility with a loss in Saturday night’s game at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Cavs are at the bottom of the L in both offensive and defensive rating. But one terrible season doesn’t mean the franchise will be mired at the bottom of the L for a long time. Just a couple seasons back, both the Celtics and Heat had he worst records in the League. Now they’re considered the class of the NBA.

Things move in cycles, people. For now, the Cavs are just at the very bottom of their lowest trough.