Which NBA team had the longest losing streak in the 1988-89 season?

The Los Angeles Clippers had the longest losing streak within the 1988-89 regular season at 19 straight games. During this streak they lost to their opponents by an average of 16.9 points. The streak started on Dec 30, 1988 and ended on Feb 6, 1989.

Longest 1988-89 NBA Losing Streaks

Team Losing Streak Start End Avg Margin of Defeat
1 Los Angeles Clippers 19 Dec 30 Feb 6 16.9 pts
2 Miami Heat 17 Nov 5 Dec 12 15.3 pts
3 Los Angeles Clippers 13 Feb 9 Mar 7 15.3 pts
San Antonio Spurs 13 Feb 4 Mar 2 17.9 pts
5 Dallas Mavericks 12 Mar 10 Mar 30 9.9 pts
Indiana Pacers 12 Jan 26 Feb 23 10.5 pts
7 Miami Heat 10 Dec 27 Jan 13 15.3 pts
New Jersey Nets 10 Mar 6 Mar 27 13.0 pts
9 Charlotte Hornets 9 Feb 28 Mar 16 19.0 pts
Charlotte Hornets 9 Mar 23 Apr 10 9.9 pts
Indiana Pacers 9 Dec 14 Jan 3 15.1 pts
Indiana Pacers 9 Nov 4 Nov 19 10.7 pts
San Antonio Spurs 9 Apr 8 Apr 22 14.7 pts
14 San Antonio Spurs 8 Dec 6 Dec 20 11.5 pts
15 Dallas Mavericks 7 Jan 3 Jan 14 17.6 pts
Houston Rockets 7 Feb 20 Mar 3 10.9 pts
Miami Heat 7 Apr 10 Apr 19 16.3 pts
Miami Heat 7 Jan 19 Feb 2 14.3 pts
Sacramento Kings 7 Nov 5 Nov 16 21.0 pts
San Antonio Spurs 7 Jan 8 Jan 19 11.6 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 7 Mar 25 Apr 6 8.3 pts
Washington Bullets 7 Dec 1 Dec 10 12.9 pts
23 Chicago Bulls 6 Apr 6 Apr 16 8.7 pts
Golden State Warriors 6 Apr 13 Apr 22 8.5 pts
Miami Heat 6 Feb 26 Mar 8 15.5 pts
New Jersey Nets 6 Nov 29 Dec 9 9.8 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 6 Feb 9 Feb 24 10.8 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 6 Mar 21 Mar 31 9.2 pts
Sacramento Kings 6 Jan 27 Feb 5 13.5 pts
Sacramento Kings 6 Feb 14 Feb 24 10.2 pts
31 Boston Celtics 5 Feb 14 Feb 21 10.4 pts
Denver Nuggets 5 Apr 9 Apr 18 15.4 pts
Indiana Pacers 5 Jan 14 Jan 20 11.4 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 5 Nov 29 Dec 6 20.4 pts
Miami Heat 5 Mar 29 Apr 6 12.0 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 5 Jan 15 Jan 26 5.8 pts
San Antonio Spurs 5 Nov 11 Nov 19 11.4 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 5 Mar 8 Mar 14 11.2 pts
39 Boston Celtics 4 Nov 5 Nov 12 9.2 pts
Charlotte Hornets 4 Jan 18 Jan 24 13.2 pts
Charlotte Hornets 4 Jan 9 Jan 15 12.8 pts
Charlotte Hornets 4 Nov 11 Nov 17 12.2 pts
Charlotte Hornets 4 Dec 16 Dec 21 10.0 pts
Charlotte Hornets 4 Nov 22 Nov 26 6.2 pts
Chicago Bulls 4 Nov 23 Nov 30 9.2 pts
Denver Nuggets 4 Apr 23 May 2 11.2 pts
Denver Nuggets 4 Jan 10 Jan 14 9.2 pts
Denver Nuggets 4 Jan 18 Jan 24 9.0 pts
Golden State Warriors 4 Mar 23 Mar 28 22.8 pts
Golden State Warriors 4 Nov 19 Nov 27 13.0 pts
Houston Rockets 4 Jan 16 Jan 20 12.0 pts
Indiana Pacers 4 Mar 11 Mar 16 18.8 pts
Indiana Pacers 4 Mar 31 Apr 6 10.5 pts
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Dec 14 Dec 20 9.2 pts
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Jun 6 Jun 13 6.8 pts
Miami Heat 4 Feb 7 Feb 16 17.0 pts
Miami Heat 4 Dec 15 Dec 21 11.2 pts
Milwaukee Bucks 4 May 10 May 15 11.8 pts
New Jersey Nets 4 Mar 30 Apr 4 11.0 pts
New Jersey Nets 4 Apr 16 Apr 22 10.8 pts
New Jersey Nets 4 Jan 4 Jan 12 7.8 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 4 Dec 9 Dec 14 11.2 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 4 Dec 27 Jan 5 8.5 pts
Phoenix Suns 4 May 20 May 28 5.5 pts
Portland Trail Blazers 4 Apr 15 Apr 21 4.8 pts
Sacramento Kings 4 Dec 17 Dec 23 16.8 pts
Sacramento Kings 4 Feb 27 Mar 4 11.0 pts
San Antonio Spurs 4 Mar 20 Mar 25 11.8 pts
San Antonio Spurs 4 Dec 23 Dec 30 7.5 pts
Seattle SuperSonics 4 May 7 May 14 10.0 pts
Utah Jazz 4 Dec 14 Dec 20 9.2 pts
Washington Bullets 4 Feb 1 Feb 7 9.0 pts

Were there any historic NBA losing streaks in the 1988-89 season?

Yes, multiple losing streaks during the 1988-89 NBA season are in the all time top 50 losing streaks in the same season. The 19 game losing streak by the Los Angeles Clippers was the 10th longest same season losing streak in NBA history. The 17 game losing streak by the Miami Heat was the 24th longest.

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