Hawks’ Winning Streak Ends as 5th-Longest Single-Season Streak Ever

February 3rd, 2015 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
The Atlanta Hawks saw their winning streak come to an end at 19 games on Monday night, as they dropped a road contest to the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 115-100.

Per NBA.com/stats, Atlanta's 19-game run tied for the fifth-longest single-season winning streak in NBA history.

Including streaks that spanned two seasons, Atlanta's tied for sixth all-time, matching the runs put together by the 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers, 2008-09 Boston Celtics and 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs.

The streak was also tops in franchise history, easily besting a run of 14 games from the 1993-94 season.

The historic streak started with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 27, just one day after Atlanta lost to that same Bucks team by 30.

Prior to the ugly 30-point defeat, the Hawks had won 14 of their past 15 games, with the only loss coming by a single point.

All in all, the Hawks won 33 times in a stretch of 35 contests from Nov. 28 to Jan. 31, and they now have a seven-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Starting a new streak won't be easy, as Atlanta faces the Washington ...

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