We all know, that in the sports world, there comes along a team that just makes a record breaking run, whether it’s the Connecticut Huskies women team breaking the UCLA Bruins consecutive win streak, whether it’s Michael Jordan’s led Chicago Bulls and their 72-10 NBA run on the way to the NBA Championship. However, on the flip side of all these great streaks have a dark side, a record no one wants to think about- let alone own.
This season, the NBA is currently working on 2 streaks that neither team wants to lay claim to, but they do in fact own. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards both have losing streaks that are different, but very close. Cleveland is currently owner of a 19 game losing streak, starting on December 20th, 2010 with a loss to the Utah Jazz. Washington currently is owner of the longest road losing streak in the NBA, with the streak at 22. These two teams are both eager to break this streak; end the woes, the constant chatter in the media and tabloids. Which streak will end first?
Well, we may not need to look to far, because these two teams have a date with one another on Sunday February 14th, in Cleveland. Can Cleveland snap their losing streak before this game? With games coming up against Miami, Indiana, Memphis, Portland, Dallas, Detroit, and the LA Clippers, there are not many chances for the Cavs to stop the bleeding. For Washington they have upcoming road games against Memphis, Dallas, and New Orleans before the two meet on a monumental platform. Will Cleveland stop the bleeding? Will Washington pick up a road win before flying in to Cleveland? Will either of these two teams break the current records for the respective losing streaks?