The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 21-straight road games. That ties a team record. It could get broken tonight when the team heads to face the Boston Celtics at the TDWaterhouse Garden. The Celtics are coming off a loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday and are not likely going to be in a very good mood.
Cleveland saw the losing streak continue last night in a hard-fought 103-101 loss to the New Jersey Nets. It would have been nice to get the losing monkey off their back with a tough stretch upcoming to end the month of January. Road games in Boston, Orlando and Miami sandwich a home game against the Denver Nuggets. That means this losing streak could hit 20 - and beyond - in short order.
"Losing period is tough," Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott said. "I don't know if it's that much tougher if it's one or two points for if it's 15 or 20 points. It's tough no matter how you look at it."
Shaquille O`Neal is not expected to play tonight. Remember way back when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics?