It is still early in the NBA season, but teams still want to establish winning habits early in the year.
There were a few teams that jumped up in the standings after an awesome month.
But, there were also a few that tanked any good start they might have had.
Here are two NBA teams that had a bad November.
1. San Antonio Spurs
No team had a worse November than the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs played 15 games in November, and lost 14 of them.
For a team that was expecting to be in rebuild mode, their struggles should not be too much of a surprise.
The Spurs have lost nine straight games. It’s the longest losing streak of the Gregg Popovich era. pic.twitter.com/nR5LkWUdUK
— Crazy Stats (@NBAcrazystats) December 1, 2022
But, to only win one game in the whole month is surprisingly bad.
The one team they did beat was the Milwaukee Bucks, which sat almost all of their starters.
After a month like this, the only way to go is up.
2. Portland Trail Blazers
One team that started the season strong was the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland started the year 9-4 and was atop the Western Conference standings in October.
But, their bad month of November has watched them tank down the standings.
The Trail Blazers went 6-10 in November and now find themselves in the bottom half of the West standings.
Losing Damian Lillard to a calf injury has not helped matters, as their best player looks to return in early December.
Damian Lillard is aiming to return vs. the Pacers on December 4th. 👏 pic.twitter.com/6E5xtlhYtK
— theScore (@theScore) November 30, 2022
The Trail Blazers have been a borderline playoff team over the past few years.
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