The New Jersey Nets were pounded into NBA infamy Wednesday night, falling 117-101 to the Dallas Mavericks for their 18th straight loss to start the season.
The Mavericks made 17 of 19 shots and opened a 27-point lead in
a nearly flawless second quarter, burying the Nets early in former
New Jersey captain Jason Kidd's second trip back to his old home.
The Nets passed the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1999 Los Angeles
Clippers, who both dropped their first 17 games. New Jersey's next
chance to end the streak comes Friday at home against Charlotte.