Warriors Streak Leaves Harlem Globetrotters Nervous

Warriors Streak Leaves Harlem Globetrotters Nervous
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Warriors Streak: At 23-0, the Golden State Warriors have been historically great this season. With a road win against Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, the reigning NBA champions improved their streak to 27-0 and are just six victories shy of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers’ 33-game winning streak.


It doesn’t matter if Warriors surpass the Lakers’ record. They will never be able to supersede the Harlem Globetrotters’ streak of 3,589 victories. Or can they? The Globetrotters took to Twitter to address the situation:

And yet, Harlem is getting a little nervous…

Starting Friday, the Warriors face the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and Utah Jazz remaining before the highly anticipated NBA Finals rematch with Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day. If Warriors remain undefeated post-Christmas, they’d be a win away from matching Lakers’ 33-game winning streak. Will the Warriors Streak be spoken about 20 years from now?

Last month, Stephen Curry revealed that his team is keen to make history. “We talk about 33. I think I’ve probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know about the history and just really how hard it is,” the reigning MVP told reporters.

“We’ve had like two 16-game winning streaks the last two years, and those are pretty special feats. For us to have to double that output, I mean we’re going to play hard and hopefully close in on that record, but it won’t be a disappointing effort if we don’t get there. Because there are so many talented teams in this league and for us to just be playing at a high level right now, that’s what we’re worried about. And if we close in and get to 29, 30 games, we’ll talk about it a little bit more.”

With all these possible outcomes, odds makers ought to be having a gala time.