Greg Popovich is rightly hailed as a legend in basketball. The services he has rendered to the San Antonio Spurs will undoubtedly help him enter the NBA Hall of Fame. Still, it is surprising to see how Greg Popovich has led the San Antonio Spurs to one of the longest winning streaks in the history of NBA.
San Antonio Spurs’ winning streak has come out of the blue. Presently, San Antonio’s Spurs’ winning streak stretches out to 17 straight games. The news of San Antonio Spurs’ impressive winning streak broke into the news after Saturday afternoon’s massive win against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Well, we can’t say that we didn’t see this coming. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost key players from their squad and are bound to lose out to the San Antonio Spurs for the next round. Nonetheless, seeing San Antonio Spurs’ perform has been a surprising delight to most viewers (with the exception of Clippers’ fans of course).
According to statistics, San Antonio Spurs’ winning streak is the longest in history of the franchise. Moreover, San Antonio Spurs’ are currently tied for the 10th longest winning streak in the NBA history.
The San Antonio Spurs can extend their winning streak to 18 games by winning Game 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow night. To add more spice to this tale let me tell you that six of the nine teams that have recorded an18-game winning streak have went on to grab the NBA Championship title that season.
The following is a list of the Top Ten longest winning streaks in the NBA history.
|1||Los Angeles Lakers||33||11-5-71||1-9-72||Won the NBA title|
|2||Houston||22||1-29-08||3-18-08||Lost in the first round|
|3||Milwaukee||20||2-6-71||3-9-71||Won the NBA title|
|4||Los Angeles Lakers||19||2-4-00||3-16-00||Won the NBA title|
|5||Los Angeles Lakers||19||4-3-01||6-6-01||Won the NBA title|
|6||Boston||19||11-15-08||12-25-08||Lost in the Eastern Semifinals|
|7||New York||18||10-24-69||11-29-69||Won the NBA title|
|8||Boston||18||2-24-82||3-28-82||Lost in the Eastern finals|
|9||Chicago Bulls||18||12-29-95||2-4-96||Won the NBA Finals|
|10||Washington||17||11-16-46||1-1-47||Lost in the NBA Semifinals|
|11||Boston||17||11-28-59||1-1-60||Won the NBA Finals|
|12||San Antonio Spurs||17||2-29-06||4-2-96||Lost in the Western Semifinals|
|13||San Antonio Spurs||17||3-25-04||5-9-04||Lost in the Western Semifinals|
|14||Phoenix Suns||17||12-29-06||1-29-07||Lost in the Eastern Semifinals|
|15||Dallas Mavericks||17||1-27-07||3-12-07||Lost in the first round|
|16||San Antonio Spurs||17||4-12-12||Present||Present|