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|Cavs Make History, Wrong Way
|UNDATED (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have the NBA's record for futility all to themselves, 24 straight losses and counting.
Cleveland's losing streak reached 24 as Wesley Matthews scored 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-105 win over the pitiful Cavs, who remain winless in 2011 and have lost 34 of 35.
The Cavs have won just once since Nov. 27. They now own both the single-season mark for consecutive losses and matched the record for overall losses in a row they previously set over two seasons (1981-82 and 1982-83). Cleveland nearly overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but once again failed down the stretch.
Antawn Jamison scored 17 to lead the Cavs, who will try to end their skid on Monday in Dallas.
Hope may be on the way for the Cavs. They host the equally bad Washington Wizards a week from Monday. The Wizards haven't won a road game this season, 0-25. Eight of the Cavs' next nine games are at home.
Other NBA Results
Dallas 101, Charlotte 92
Atlanta 99, Washington 92
L.A. Lakers 101, New Orleans 95
Houston 95, Memphis 93, OT
Detroit 89, Milwaukee 78
Denver 113, Minnesota 100
Oklahoma City 121, Utah 105
Golden State 101, Chicago 90
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