The good news is that someone will have to win Monday night, when the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers play each other. The bad news is ... someone will have to win.
A valuable spot in the draft lottery may be at stake when the Cavaliers host the Knicks in a battle of teams engaged in the "race" for the No. 1 draft pick in June.
Both teams, appropriately enough, will enter Monday mired in the midst of epic skids. The Knicks tied a franchise record by suffering their 16th straight loss Saturday, when they fell 104-99 to the visiting Toronto Raptors. New York also suffered 16 straight losses during the 2014-15 season.
The Cavaliers' losing streak hit four games Saturday, when they were beaten 105-90 by the host Indiana Pacers.
A loss by the Knicks on Monday would give them the 34th losing streak of at least 17 games in NBA history and the longest losing streak since the Memphis Grizzlies dropped 19 in a row last season. New York has lost 24 of 25 and 29 of its last 31 games. >> Read More
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