It’s been long said that basketball is a game of runs. It’s fitting, then, that through roughly the first third of the NBA season has been one of streaks.
Long winning streaks have seen a few teams move up the standings and make their claim as the best team in the game.
That’s certainly been the case here in Boston. The banged-up Celtics team continues to roll despite seemingly losing a player every night. Despite the injury hardships, the Celtics are 21-4 after having won 12 in a row, including recently dispatching an upstart Knicks team that came into the contest with an eight-game streak of their own.
The Knicks have cooled some in their last couple of games. One of those games being the loss to the C’s and the other a loss on Friday night to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat. The win gave the Heat their 11th consecutive victory. Miami has certainly found their stride following a slow start, including two losses to the Celtics.
In the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks recently rattled off 12 straight wins. Impressive, yes, but the Mavs still find themselves behind the division-leading San Antonio Spurs. The veteran-laden bunch has jumped out to a league-best 22-3 record.
And, oh yeah, the defending-champion Lakers are 20-7, winners of four in a row as of Saturday.
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