Did Bucks just assure Mavs of NBA title?
Monday was the fifth time in team history that the Bucks have ended a winning streak of at least 12 games. The most famous instance was when Milwaukee ended the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA-record 33-game winning streak on Jan. 9, 1972. The Bucks also ended 12-plus game streaks by the Celtics (1973 -12), 76ers (1983 - 14) and Spurs (2007 - 13).
What do all four teams have in common?
They all went on to win the NBA title that same season.
Here's a look at the Bucks' streak-busters and the teams they sent on to raise a championship banner:
January 9, 1972 - Beat Lakers, 120-104
In January of 1972 the Bucks beat Los Angeles 120-104 to snap the Lakers NBA-record 33-game winning streak. The Lakers would still go on to win the NBA title...
November 30, 1973 - Beat Celtics, 117-93
Two seasons later the Bucks ended another streak by the eventual NBA champions... This time it was a 12-game streak by the Celtics.
January 23, 1983 - Beat 76ers, 107-96
It happened again in 1983 when the Bucks ended the 76ers' 14-game streak... the same season Julius Erving and Philly won their first NBA title since 1967.
March 15, 2007 - Beat Spurs, 101-90
And then in 2007 Milwaukee ended the Spurs 13-game streak. Get this... The Spurs would go on the win the title...
December 12, 2010 - Beat Mavericks, 103-99
So the Mavs should be happy the Bucks ended their 12-game streak last night... Based on stone-cold history, it now assures them of winning the NBA title this season.
Now, about that parade route...
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