Lakers set major pro sports win record
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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