The Cleveland Cavaliers missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and set the record for longest losing streak in NBA history with a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, their 25th consecutive defeat. The Cavs broke their own mark of 24 straight losses, set over the final 19 games of the 1981-82 season and the first five games of the following season. They've lost 35 of their last 36 games.
Jason Terry had 23 points and Shawn Marion had 17, both off the bench for the Mavericks, who had to fight for this one much longer than they expected. The Cavs had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Anthony Parker’s long 3-pointer was short off the rim and the buzzer sounded as Antawn Jamison stood holding the ball, trying to decide what to do next.
Hickson had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Jamison had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who fought back from a 15-point deficit in the first half to make a game of it late. Ramon Sessions added 19 points and 13 assists. The Cavs have dropped 35 of their last 36 games.