Which NBA team has the longest regular season losing streak?

The 2023-24 Detroit Pistons have the longest losing streak within the same regular season in NBA history at 28 straight games. During this streak they lost to their opponents by an average of 13.5 points.

Which NBA team had the longest losing streak but still made the playoffs?

The 1976-77 Chicago Bulls, the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns and the 2001-02 Toronto Raptors all lost 13 straight games during the regular season, but still made the NBA Playoffs.

Which NBA team had the longest losing streak but still won the NBA Title?

The 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks, the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, the 1950-51 Rochester Royals and the 1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics all lost 6 straight games during the regular season, but still won the NBA Title.

Longest Same Season NBA Losing Streaks

Team Year Losing Streak Avg Margin of Defeat
1 Detroit Pistons 2024 28 13.5 pts
2 Philadelphia 76ers 2014 26 17.1 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 26 13.7 pts
4 Charlotte Bobcats 2012 23 16.0 pts
Denver Nuggets 1998 23 16.1 pts
Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 23 12.1 pts
7 Houston Rockets 2021 20 16.6 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1994 20 13.2 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 1973 20 11.8 pts
10 Memphis Grizzlies 2018 19 12.5 pts
Orlando Magic 2004 19 9.7 pts
Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 19 14.1 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1993 19 19.9 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 1989 19 16.9 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 1982 19 10.6 pts
San Diego Clippers 1982 19 12.6 pts
17 San Antonio Spurs 2024 18 13.1 pts
New York Knicks 2019 18 11.6 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 2016 18 12.1 pts
Charlotte Bobcats 2013 18 13.3 pts
New Jersey Nets 2010 18 11.3 pts
Boston Celtics 2007 18 8.2 pts
Utah Jazz 1982 18 11.3 pts
24 Phoenix Suns 2019 17 15.6 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 2015 17 14.4 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 2000 17 15.2 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 1999 17 13.4 pts
Toronto Raptors 1998 17 11.9 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1994 17 10.2 pts
Orlando Magic 1992 17 11.3 pts
Miami Heat 1989 17 15.3 pts
San Diego Rockets 1968 17 13.2 pts
San Francisco Warriors 1965 17 10.4 pts
34 Washington Wizards 2024 16 13.5 pts
San Antonio Spurs 2023 16 15.6 pts
Brooklyn Nets 2017 16 10.1 pts
New York Knicks 2015 16 14.9 pts
Charlotte Bobcats 2012 16 16.9 pts
Washington Wizards 2010 16 11.6 pts
Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 16 13.4 pts
Chicago Bulls 2001 16 9.9 pts
Denver Nuggets 1998 16 19.9 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 1995 16 14.2 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1994 16 12.6 pts
Minnesota Timberwolves 1992 16 9.9 pts
Los Angeles Clippers 1987 16 10.1 pts
Golden State Warriors 1985 16 15.2 pts
New Jersey Nets 1978 16 13.3 pts
Atlanta Hawks 1976 16 11.5 pts
50 Toronto Raptors 2024 15 19.1 pts
Houston Rockets 2022 15 13.7 pts
Phoenix Suns 2018 15 14.7 pts
Minnesota Timberwolves 2015 15 10.5 pts
Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 15 14.2 pts
Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 15 15.8 pts
Miami Heat 2008 15 10.8 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 2003 15 17.5 pts
Houston Rockets 2002 15 10.3 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1998 15 8.9 pts
Vancouver Grizzlies 1997 15 9.9 pts
Milwaukee Bucks 1996 15 12.1 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 1994 15 18.1 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1993 15 19.8 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1992 15 15.7 pts
Orlando Magic 1990 15 10.5 pts
New Jersey Nets 1988 15 10.7 pts
Dallas Mavericks 1981 15 12.8 pts
Philadelphia 76ers 1973 15 10.9 pts
Cleveland Cavaliers 1971 15 18.7 pts
San Diego Rockets 1968 15 14.3 pts
Denver Nuggets  1950 15 16.7 pts

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