11 straight playoff losses for Knicks, near tying record at 12
From Elias: The Knicks’ loss in Miami on Saturday marked New York’s 11th straight loss in a playoff game, a streak that stretches back to 2001. It’s tied for the second-longest streak in NBA history; the Baltimore Bullets (1965-1970) and the Nuggets (1988-1994) each lost 11 in a row, and the Grizzlies set the record of 12 consecutive playoff losses from 2004 to 2006.
The Knicks’ fate was sealed in a second quarter in which they scored 13 points and committed 13 turnovers. It was the highest total of turnovers by a team in one quarter of a playoff game since the Bucks committed 13 turnovers in the third quarter of a game at Detroit in 2004.