Nets closing in on unwanted mark

November 22, 2009

No matter how bleak things look for the Knicks, they can take comfort knowing worse basketball is being played 10 miles away.

And if the Nets don't win soon, they could be the worst ever to start an NBA season. The Nets fell to 0-13 with a 98-91 loss Saturday to the Knicks.

The Nets inched closer to the NBA record of 17 straight losses to start a season, held by Miami and the Clippers. They'll try to avoid it during a difficult four-game trip that starts with back-to-back games at Denver and Portland, capped by a visit to the Lakers.

"I've never been in a situation like this," Nets guard Chris Douglas-Roberts said. "I really can't describe the feeling I have right now. I take every loss very hard, but this many losses without a win, I really don't know what to feel. I don't know where I'm at right now. Mentally, it's tough."

According to STATS, there hadn't been an NBA game matching teams who had each played at least 11 games and combined to win so few of them since Dec. 3, 1994, when Minnesota was 2-13 as it hosted the 0-14 Clippers.

AP

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