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Cavs equal worst losing streak in professional sports history

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 9, 2011

The Cleveland Cavaliers tied the record for longest losing streak in the history of American professional sports with their 103-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, their 26th consecutive loss.

Already the owners of the longest losing streak in NBA history, they have now tied the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who lost their first 26 games in existence during the 1970s.

Antawn Jamison had 22 points for the Cavs, including 14 in the third quarter. Ramon Sessions had 20 points and 12 assists and J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 15 rebounds, but the Cavs lost for the 36th time in their last 37 games. The Cavs trailed by as many as 16 in the first half and cut it to three in the third quarter, but couldn't get any closer. The Pistons led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter.

The Pistons entered losers of five of their last seven, but got 61 points from their bench, 48 points in the paint and 17 offensive rebounds. Rodney Stuckey had 22 points off the bench, Will Bynum had 17 points and seven assists off the bench and Tayshaun Prince was the only starter in double figures with 10 points.

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