NBA Longest Losing Streaks - Regular Season

This is the list with the all-time best losing streaks in NBA history in the regular season.

The 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers could not survive the departure of LeBron James and had the worst losing streak ever in the NBA with 26 consecutive losses. They were alone at the top for a couple of years until the Philadelphia 76ers tied them in 2013-14, also losing 25 in a row.

The Bobcats didn't make his owner Michael Jordan very proud in 2012-13, losing 18 straight games.

The 2015-16 76ers have the longest losing streak ever if you take into account streaks that spanned over 2 seasons and count the 10 losses that closed their 2014-15 season.

related: Longest Winning Streaks in One Season

Longest Losing Streaks in One Season

Losses
Team
NBA season
 From - to
26 Philadelphia 76ers
2013-14
26 Cleveland Cavaliers
2010-11
23 Charlotte Bobcats
2011-12
23 Denver Nuggets
1997-98
23 Vancouver Grizzlies
1995-96
20 Dallas Mavericks
1993-94
20 Philadelphia 76ers
1972-73
19 Orlando Magic
2003-04
19 Vancouver Grizzlies
1995-96
19 Dallas Mavericks
1992-93
19 Los Angeles Clippers
1988-89
19 Cleveland Cavaliers
1981-82
19 San Diego Clippers
1981-82
18 Philadelphia 76ers
2015-16
18 Charlotte Bobcats
2012-13
18 New Jersey Nets
2009-10
18 Boston Celtics
2006-07
18 Utah Jazz
1981-82
17 Philadelphia 76ers
2014-15
17 Los Angeles Clippers
1999-00
17 Los Angeles Clippers
1998-99
17 Toronto Raptors
1997-98
17 Dallas Mavericks
1993-94
17 Orlando Magic
1991-92
17 Miami Heat
1988-89
17 San Diego Rockets
1967-68
17 San Francisco Warriors
1964-65

Note: the following table does not include Playoff games.

Longest Losing Streaks Spanning Over 2 Seasons

Losses
Team
NBA season
 From - to
28
(10+18)
Philadelphia 76ers
2014-15 (10)
2015-16 (18)
24
(19+5)
Cleveland Cavaliers
1981-82 (19)
1982-83 (5)
21
(14+7)
Detroit Pistons
1979-80 (14)
1980-81 (7)
20
(12+8)
New York Knicks
1984-85 (12)
1985-86 (8)
20
(4+16)
Los Angeles Clippers
1993-94 (4)
1994-95 (16)
19
(4+15)
Philadelphia 76ers
1971-72 (4)
1972-73 (15)
19
(1+18)
New Jersey Nets
2008-09 (1)
2009-10 (18)
18
(15+3)
Minnesota Timberwolves
2010-11 (15)
2011-12 (3)