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Lakers set major pro sports win record

Updated: December 16, 2001, 3:51 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Dec. 22, 1971

The Los Angeles Lakers, behind future Hall of Famers Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich, set a major-league professional sports record for consecutive victories with their 27th straight, a 127-120 win over the Bullets in Baltimore.

They had shared the record at 26 with the New York Giants, who had set the mark during the 1916 baseball season.

"I don't want to take anything away from baseball, but I think it's harder to win this ...

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