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The New York Knicks enter Wednesday's road game against the Washington Wizards with hopes of ending a 12-game losing streak that began Dec. 14.

Having previously lost 10 straight games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10, the Knicks have multiple double-digit losing streaks in a single season for the first time in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

With the streaks separated by just a lone 101-95 win against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 12, the Knicks have incredibly lost 22 of their past 23 games, with 31 losses in the last 34 contests.

And it doesn't appear to be getting much better anytime soon, as the Knicks traded guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in a move designed to save money while increasing cap flexibility.

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points in Monday's 96-88 overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets to move past Moses Malone for sole possession of seventh place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, per NBA.com/stats.

Nowitzki entered the game with 27,397 career points, needing just 13 to surpass Malone's 27,409—a total that doesn't include the 2,171 points Malone scored in the ABA. If points from the ABA are also included, Nowitzki stands a somewhat more modest 10th on the all-time scoring list, falling behind Malone, Julius Erving and Dan Issel, per Basketball-Reference.com.

In any case, Nowitzki was a good bet to pass Malone in Monday's game, as he entered the contest with an average of 18.5 points per game this season.

Though he finished regulation with just 12 points, Nowitzki then got to move up the scoring list in dramatic fashion, nailing a contested three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining in overtime to extend his team's lead to an insurmountable 96-88.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard became the fifth player in franchise history with 500 career three-pointers when he drained a 25-footer during the fourth quarter of Monday's 98-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, per the Trail Blazers' official Twitter account.

The milestone shot came with two minutes, 32 seconds remaining in the quarter, and it pushed Portland's lead to 91-87.

Lillard had already hit two three-pointers in the quarter, and he would ultimately finish the frame with 16 of his game-high 39 points. He scored 16 of Portland's final 22 points, with fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge accounting for the other six.

Portland relied heavily on its superstar duo, as Aldridge and Lillard were the only Blazers to score any points over the final nine minutes of Monday's game.

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson finished the 2014 campaign with a new franchise single-season record for receiving yards, per the Packers' official Twitter account.

Nelson's 1,519 yards broke the previous Green Bay record of 1,497, set by Robert Brooks in 1995.

Just as Brooks did in '95, Nelson helped his team to a division title, as the Packers clinched the NFC North and the second seed in the NFC with a Week 17 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Among receivers with at least 50 catches this season, Nelson recorded the sixth-most yards per reception (15.50) in the league, per Pro-Football-Reference.com. Of that group, only 13 averaged at least 15 yards per catch.

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Tom Brady already owns the NFL postseason records for wins and completions, and with another playoff run on tap, he has the chance to own the marks for yards and touchdowns as well.

Brady can also tie Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with four Super Bowl wins.

But are his numbers the product of greatness or simply the result of an accumulation of so many playoff appearances?

Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and Adam Lefkoe break down the numbers, the performances and the legacy in this video.

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The San Francisco 49ers set an unwanted record in Saturday's 38-35 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers, recording the most rushing yards in a defeat in NFL history, per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1.

The 49ers' 355 rushing yards barely broke the record, topping the 352 accumulated by the Kansas City Chiefs in a 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 23, 2012. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had 226 rushing yards in the loss, with Peyton Hillis pitching in another 101.

The 49ers also needed multiple 100-yard rushers to reach their lofty total, with running back Frank Gore (158 yards) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (151) doing the honors. Also chipping in were wide receiver Quinton Patton (20), running back Alfonso Smith (14) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12).

The charge was led by two long touchdown runs, as Gore broke off a 52-yarder in the first quarter, and Kaepernick added a 90-yarder in the third quarter.

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz set a new franchise single-game record with his 15 receptions in Saturday's 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins, per Eagles public relations manager Brett Strohsacker.

In addition to the 15 catches, Ertz finished the contest with 115 receiving yards and 18 targets, demolishing his previous career-best marks of six receptions, 86 yards and nine targets.

The breakout performance was rather surprising, as the second-year tight end recorded just five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown over the three previous games. He entered Saturday's contest with just 39 catches for 531 yards and three touchdowns on the season, having drawn a mere 62 targets through 14 appearances (4.4 per game).

With Saturday's loss eliminating Philadelphia from contention, the team may use a Week 17 matchup with the New York Giants as a tool for evaluating personnel. Such a scenario would likely lead to plenty more looks for the 24-year-old tight end, who figures to join rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews as a key piece of the Eagles receiving corps for years to come.

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Following Thursday's trade from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks, point guard Rajon Rondo ends his tenure in Boston with the fourth-most assists in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Rondo's 4,474 career assists leave him behind only Bob Cousy (6,945), John Havlicek (6,114) and Larry Bird (5,695)—all Hall of Famers—in the franchise annals.

Had Rondo remained in Boston, he likely could have passed Bird at some point next season, but he would have needed at least two more years to have any shot at breaking Cousy's franchise record.

The 21st overall selection in the 2006 NBA draft, Rondo has spent his entire career with the Celtics, following a draft-day trade to acquire him from the Phoenix Suns.

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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson enters Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens needing just four more catches to become the 10th player ever with 1,000 career receptions, per Pro-Football-Reference.

After missing a Week 15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts because of a concussion suffered the previous week, Johnson is expected to play as the Texans desperately cling to their fading playoff hopes, per Brian T. Smith the Houston Chronicle.

While Houston should have its all-time leading receiver available, fellow wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is in danger of missing the contest due to a sprained ankle.

Hopkins' absence would likely lead to more targets for Johnson, but with the Texans down to their third quarterback of the season, there's still no guarantee that the 33-year-old veteran will reach the milestone during Sunday's game.

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas enters Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals looking to break the franchise record for most 100-yard receiving games in a single season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Thomas is tied at eight with Rod Smith, who accomplished the feat back in 2000 as part of a 100-catch, 1,602-yard campaign. Smith's 1,602 receiving yards still stand as the franchise single-season record, and he set another team record the following year when he caught 113 receptions.

With 96 catches for 1,389 yards through 14 games, Thomas needs 18 receptions and 214 receiving yards over the final two weeks of the season to surpass Smith for the respective franchise marks.

Thomas already owns a share of one key Broncos single-season record after catching 14 touchdown passes last year to match Anthony Miller's total from 1995. Said record may not last long, as he has 11 touchdowns for the season, while Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has 12 in just 11 appearances.