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5 Longest Losing Streaks to Start an NBA Season

Dating back to the 2013-2014 NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers have been flat-out awful. Their overall record was 19-63 last season, and after their loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, they are off to a 0-17 start this season. Their (un)impressive streak to start the 2014-2015 season got us thinking: Which NBA team owns the record for the longest losing streak to start a season?

Here’s a look at the five longest losing streaks to start an NBA season in league history.

All statistics are courtesy of ESPN.

5. 1994-1995 Los Angeles Clippers

Losing streak to start the season: 16 games

Overall season record: 17-65

4. 1998-1999 Los Angeles Clippers

Losing streak to start the season: 17 games

Overall season record: 9-41

3. 1988-1989 Miami Heat

Losing streak to start the season: 17 games

Overall season record: 15-67

2. 2014-2015 Philadelphia 76ers

Losing streak to start the season: 17 games*

Overall season record: 0-17

*Denotes current losing streak

1. 2009-2010 New Jersey Nets

Losing Streak to start the season: 18 games

Overall season record: 12-70