The losing streak is now the longest of the season. The Cavaliers’ only chance at victory is if six or seven guys play well for an entire game and that hasn’t happened since injuries wrecked the roster.

Right now the Cavs are a team in distress simply trying to hold on for the final 11 games following Friday’s 97-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, their seventh consecutive defeat.

“The first thing we have to do as a team is continue to stick together,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said. “This is a big-time test because we’re going through some adversity as far as losing and it’s going to test the type of character we have in that locker room. We’ll see if guys go south or north.”

Friday night it was mostly south.

The Cavs were outscored 20-2 during a five-minute stretch that spanned the end of the first half and start of the third quarter.