3 Dec 2009

Nets claim unenviable mark with 18th straight loss

7:15 pm on 3 December 2009

The New Jersey Nets set a standard for NBA futility on Wednesday, falling to a record 18th straight defeat to start the season.

The Dallas Mavericks delivered the killing blow, 117-101.

The Nets passed the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1999 Los Angeles Clippers, who both dropped their first 17 games.