Which NBA team had the longest losing streak in the 1972-73 season?

The Philadelphia 76ers had the longest losing streak within the 1972-73 regular season at 20 straight games. During this streak they lost to their opponents by an average of 11.8 points. The streak started on Jan 9, 1973 and ended on Feb 11, 1973.

Were there any historic NBA losing steaks in 1972-73?

Yes, multiple losing streaks during the 1972-73 NBA season are in the all time top 50 losing streaks in the same season. The 20 game losing streak by the Philadelphia 76ers was the 6th longest same season losing streak in NBA history. The 15 game losing streak by the Philadelphia 76ers was the 46th longest.

Longest 1972-73 NBA Losing Streaks

Team Losing Streak Start End Avg Margin of Defeat
1 Philadelphia 76ers 20 Jan 9 Feb 11 11.8 pts
2 Philadelphia 76ers 15 Oct 10 Nov 10 10.9 pts
3 Philadelphia 76ers 14 Dec 7 Jan 6 18.4 pts
4 Philadelphia 76ers 13 Mar 2 Mar 25 13.9 pts
5 Buffalo Braves 11 Mar 13 Mar 28 10.8 pts
6 Houston Rockets 10 Jan 4 Jan 20 9.0 pts
7 Portland Trail Blazers 9 Oct 20 Nov 6 12.6 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 9 Nov 28 Dec 12 12.3 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 9 Oct 29 Nov 15 10.6 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 9 Dec 5 Dec 22 9.4 pts
11 Buffalo Braves 8 Nov 7 Nov 21 18.0 pts
12 Kansas City-Omaha Kings 7 Dec 22 Jan 3 15.1 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 7 Dec 13 Dec 25 13.9 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 7 Oct 10 Oct 24 12.6 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 7 Jan 7 Jan 19 11.4 pts
Houston Rockets 7 Nov 7 Nov 21 8.4 pts
17 Philadelphia 76ers 6 Nov 12 Nov 25 17.7 pts
Buffalo Braves 6 Feb 23 Mar 6 16.7 pts
Buffalo Braves 6 Oct 20 Nov 3 16.5 pts
Kansas City-Omaha Kings 6 Feb 14 Feb 25 11.0 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 6 Mar 4 Mar 13 9.2 pts
22 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 Feb 25 Mar 6 16.4 pts
Baltimore Bullets 5 Mar 27 Apr 4 14.4 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 5 Feb 20 Feb 27 12.0 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 5 Mar 20 Mar 28 11.0 pts
Phoenix Suns 5 Nov 14 Nov 21 9.0 pts
Buffalo Braves 5 Feb 2 Feb 9 6.0 pts
28 Seattle SuperSonics 4 Jan 19 Jan 28 19.8 pts
Buffalo Braves 4 Jan 21 Jan 27 19.5 pts
Buffalo Braves 4 Feb 13 Feb 18 16.2 pts
Buffalo Braves 4 Dec 19 Dec 28 16.2 pts
Golden State Warriors 4 Jan 26 Jan 30 15.5 pts
Atlanta Hawks 4 Mar 25 Apr 4 13.0 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 4 Nov 21 Nov 25 12.5 pts
Houston Rockets 4 Mar 3 Mar 9 12.2 pts
Phoenix Suns 4 Mar 8 Mar 13 12.2 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Nov 4 Nov 10 12.2 pts
Kansas City-Omaha Kings 4 Dec 5 Dec 9 12.0 pts
Kansas City-Omaha Kings 4 Mar 10 Mar 18 11.5 pts
Phoenix Suns 4 Jan 14 Jan 20 11.2 pts
Houston Rockets 4 Mar 15 Mar 20 10.8 pts
Detroit Pistons 4 Feb 10 Feb 17 10.8 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 4 Nov 29 Dec 3 9.0 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Feb 9 Feb 16 8.8 pts
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Feb 18 Feb 23 8.5 pts
Phoenix Suns 4 Feb 16 Feb 20 8.5 pts
Houston Rockets 4 Feb 9 Feb 16 8.2 pts
Phoenix Suns 4 Oct 24 Nov 3 7.8 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 4 Jan 30 Feb 8 6.0 pts
Los Angeles Lakers 4 May 3 May 10 5.5 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 4 Feb 8 Feb 14 5.0 pts

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