It's always interesting when a team reaches a new, uncharted level of awfulness. And in the NBA this year, that team is the forlorn Charlotte Bobcats.
Monday night, in a desultory 28-point loss to the Washington Wizards, the 7-57 Bobbies inched closer to an epic level of futility.
If they lose their final two games -- at Orlando Wednesday, home the next night against the Knicks -- they'll end up with the worst winning percentage in league history.
(In case you're wondering, the atrocious 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 with a .110 winning percentage.)
This is how bad things are for the Bobbies: they make the 18-46 Wizards look like the Showtime Lakers of Magic and Kareem. And the Wizards -- I know this will shock you -- have the second-worst record in the NBA, even though they've won four straight.
"We don't want to be the worst team in NBA history," Charlotte's D.J. Augustin told reporters after the loss to the Wizards. "We know that in the back of our minds going into the next two games."
So the pressure's on -- sort of. Especially seeing as how the Bobbies haven't put up a W since March 17.
"I can't sleep at night, wondering what we can do to change this thing around," Bobbies' coach Paul Silas told the Associated Press.
Think draft lottery, coach. That's about the best you can hope for right now.
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