San Antonio Spurs listed in the Top Ten longest winning streaks in NBA history

5/20/12 in NBA   |   KurtKingsley   |   1856 respect

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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.
 
No. Team Streak Start End Season Results
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
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