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NBA: Atlanta Hawks and Every Team’s Longest Winning Streak

Al Horford Helped Lead The No-Household-Names Atlanta Hawks To 19 Wins In A Row

Al Horford Helped Lead The No-Household-Names Atlanta Hawks To 19 Wins In A Row

It’s been streaky over at the NBA lately, good and bad.

The Atlanta Hawks just finished up a 19-game winning streak – the longest in that franchise’s 66-year history, going back all the way through the early days in Moline, Milwaukee and St. Louis to today in Atlanta.

The aged San Antonio Spurs (after all those great seasons) also notched 19-games in a row – just last year.

Those are not bad franchise records – and they are also tied for the sixth longest winning streaks in league history.

That all-time list is different than today’s. Here, we’re not ranking the greatest winning streaks ever, just every franchise’s personal record.

As for those recent bad streaks, we’ve already covered two big losing ones in 2014-15, including the longest to start a season (Philadelphia 76ers) and the longest for each team (New York Knicks).

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  TEAM LONGEST OVERALL WINNING STREAK SEASON(S) LONGEST SINGLE SEASON WINNING STREAK SEASON(S) FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Los Angeles Lakers 33 1971-72      
2. Miami Heat 27 2012-13      
3. Houston Rockets 22 2007-08      
4. Milwaukee Bucks 20 1970-71      
5. Atlanta Hawks 19 2014-15      
5. Boston Celtics 19 2008-09      
5. San Antonio Spurs 19 2013-14      
8. Chicago Bulls 18 1995-96      
8. New York Knicks 18 1969-70      
8. Philadelphia 76ers 18 1995-96 thru 1996-97 14 1982-83  
8. Sacramento Kings 18 1949-50 thru 1950-51* 13 1948-49** *Rochester Royals,**Cincinnati Royals
12. Dallas Mavericks 17 2006-07      
12. Los Angeles Clippers 17 2012-13      
12. Phoenix Suns 17 2006-07      
15. Golden State Warriors 16 2014-15      
15. Portland Trail Blazers 16 1990-91      
17. Denver Nuggets 15 2012-13      
17. Utah Jazz 15 1996-97 (twice)      
19. Brooklyn Nets 14 2003-04*, 2005-06*     *New Jersey Nets
19. Oklahoma City Thunder 14 1995-96*     *Seattle SuperSonics
21. Cleveland Cavaliers 13 2008-09, 2009-10      
21. Detroit Pistons 13 1989-90, 2003-04      
23. Memphis Grizzlies 11 2013-14 thru 2014-15 8 2003-04, 2012-13 (twice)  
23. Minnesota Timberwolves 11 2000-01      
25. Charlotte Hornets 10 1997-98      
25. Indiana Pacers 10 1993-94 thru 1994-95 9 2002-03, 2013-14  
25. New Orleans Pelicans 10 2010-11*, 2009-10 thru 2010-11*   *New Orleans Hornets
28. Orlando Magic 9 1994-95, 2000-01, 2010-11    
28. Toronto Raptors 9 2001-02      
28. Washington Wizards 9 1968-69*, 1969-70*, 1973-74 thru 1974-75**, 1978-79^, 2001-02 *Baltimore Bullets, **Washington/Capital Bullets, ^Washington Bullets

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TEAM LONGEST OVERALL WINNING STREAK SEASON
Oklahoma City Thunder 12 2012-13
Sacramento Kings 12 2001-02
Brooklyn Nets 7 2012-13
New Orleans Pelicans 5 2013-14

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MLB World Series: Every Team’s Game 7 Record

TEAM W L WINS LOSSES W-L PCT.
1. Miami Marlins 1 0 1997 Cleveland Indians None 1.000
1. Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 2001 New York Yankees None 1.000
1. Anaheim Angels 1 0 2002 San Francisco Giants None 1.000
4. Pittsburgh Pirates 5 1 1909 Detroit Tigers 1903* Boston Americans* 0.833
1925 Washington Senators
1960 New York Yankees
1971 Baltimore Orioles
1979 Baltimore Orioles
5. Cincinnati Reds 3 1 1919* Chicago White Sox* 1972 Oakland A’s 0.750
1940 Detroit Tigers
1975 Boston Red Sox
6. St. Louis Cardinals 8 3 1926 New York Yankees 1968 Detroit Tigers 0.727
1931 Philadelphia A’s 1985 Kansas City Royals
1934 Detroit Tigers 1987 Minnesota Twins
1946 Boston Red Sox
1964 New York Yankees
1967 Boston Red Sox
1982 Milwaukee Brewers
2011 Texas Rangers
7. Oakland A’s 2 1 1972 Cincinnati Reds 1931 St. Louis Cardinals 0.667
1973 New York Mets
8. Minnesota Twins 3 2 1924 New York Giants 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates 0.600
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
1991 Atlanta Braves
9. Cleveland Indians 1 1 1920* Brooklyn Robins* 1997 Florida Marlins 0.500
9. Kansas City Royals 1 1 1985 St. Louis Cardinals 2014 San Francisco Giants 0.500
9. New York Mets 1 1 1986 Boston Red Sox 1973 Oakland A’s 0.500
12. New York Yankees 5 7 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 1921* New York Giants* 0.417
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 1926 St. Louis Cardinals
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
1958 Milwaukee Braves 1957 Milwaukee Braves
1962 San Francisco Giants 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
1964 St. Louis Cardinals
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
13. Detroit Tigers 2 3 1945 Chicago Cubs 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates 0.400
1968 St. Louis Cardinals 1934 St. Louis Cardinals
1940 Cincinnati Reds
14. Los Angeles Dodgers 2 4 1955 New York Yankees 1920* Cleveland Indians* 0.333
1965 Minnesota Twins 1947 New York Yankees
1952 New York Yankees
1956 New York Yankees
14. Boston Red Sox 2 4 1903* Pittsburgh Pirates* 1946 St. Louis Cardinals 0.333
1912* New York Giants* 1967 St. Louis Cardinals
1975 Cincinnati Reds
1986 New York Mets
14. Atlanta Braves 1 2 1957 New York Yankees 1958 New York Yankees 0.333
1991 Minnesota Twins
14. San Francisco Giants 2 4 1921* New York Yankees* 1912* Boston Red Sox* 0.333
2014 Kansas City Royals 1924 Washington Senators
1962 New York Yankees
2002 Anaheim Angels
18. Baltimore Orioles 0 2 None 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 0.000
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
18. Chicago Cubs 0 1 None 1945 Detroit Tigers 0.000
18. Chicago White Sox 0 1 None 1919* Cincinnati Reds* 0.000
18. Milwaukee Brewers 0 1 None 1982 St. Louis Cardinals 0.000
18. Texas Rangers 0 1 None 2011 St. Louis Cardinals 0.000
18. Colorado Rockies 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Houston Astros 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 None None 0.000
18. San Diego Padres 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Seattle Mariners 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Toronto Blue Jays 0 0 None None 0.000
18. Washington Nationals 0 0 None None 0.000

NBA: The Worst Loss in Every Franchise’s History

Blake Griffin Joined Seven Other Los Angeles Clippers In Double-Figure To Hand The Los Angeles Lakers Their Worst Loss In Franchise History

Blake Griffin Joined Seven Other Los Angeles Clippers In Double-Figure To Hand The Los Angeles Lakers Their Worst Loss In Franchise History

The Los Angeles Lakers were just stomped yesterday, whupped by 48 points at the hands of their co-tenants, the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the worst loss in Laker history.

That got Sports List of the Day crunching numbers. What’s every franchise’s (and team’s) worst loss?

There is the biggest beatdown of all time – a 68-point drubbing of the Miami Heat by the Cleveland Cavaliers (another connection between these two teams). Many of the below, in fact, are some of the biggest blowouts in NBA history.

Five franchises carry the shame of 60-point defeats, more than half have been beaten by at least 50 and everybody has taken it by at least 42. All these worst losses are listed below. Click on the date to check out the box score, courtesy my source, basketball-reference.com.

Some notes: The top list covers every franchise’s greatest defeat. Some of these franchises have moved or changed their names, noted with asterisks. The corresponding current teams (and their greatest defeats) are noted in the second list. The Atlanta and Milwaukee Hawks both lost by 47. The winners are the home team except when the loser is noted in CAPS.

LOSER POINT DIFFERENTIAL SCORE WINNER DATE / BOX SCORE
1. Miami Heat 68  148-80 Cleveland Cavaliers 12/17/1991
2. Portland Trail Blazers 65  124-59 Indiana Pacers 2/27/1998
3. Golden State Warriors 63  162-99 Los Angeles Lakers 3/19/1972
4. New York Knicks 62  162-100 Syracuse Nationals 12/25/1960
4. Sacramento Kings 62  153-91 Golden State Warriors 11/2/1991
6. Indiana Pacers 59  150-91 Golden State Warriors 3/19/1977
6. Detroit Pistons 59  143-84 Milwaukee Bucks 12/26/1978
8. Dallas Mavericks 58  139-81 Sacramento Kings 12/29/1992
9. New Orleans Jazz* 56  158-102 Milwaukee Bucks 3/14/1979
9. HOUSTON ROCKETS 56  136-80 Seattle SuperSonics 12/6/1986
9. Philadelphia 76ers 56  154-98 Sacramento Kings 1/2/1993
9. Philadelphia 76ers 56  149-93 Seattle SuperSonics 3/6/1993
13. Cleveland Cavaliers 55  112-57 Los Angeles Lakers 1/11/2011
14. Chicago Bulls 53  127-74 Minnesota Timberwolves 11/8/2001
15. Baltimore Bullets* 52  151-99 Milwaukee Bucks 1/10/1971
15. New Jersey Nets* 52  139-87 Houston Rockets 10/18/1978
15. BOSTON CELTICS 52  118-66 Detroit Pistons 1/31/2003
15. Seattle SuperSonics* 52  168-116 Denver Nuggets 3/16/2008
19. Los Angeles Clippers 50  154-104 Seattle SuperSonics 12/2/1988
19. Charlotte Hornets* 50  137-87 Milwaukee Bucks 1/10/2000
21. Vancouver Grizzlies* 49  111-62 San Antonio Spurs 11/8/1995
22. Denver Nuggets 48  143-95 Milwaukee Bucks 3/27/1980
22. Milwaukee Bucks 48  144-96 Utah Jazz 1/27/1990
22. MILWUAKEE BUCKS 48  152-104 Orlando Magic 2/20/1995
22. LOS ANGELES LAKERS 48  142-94 Los Angeles Clippers 3/6/2014
26. Atlanta Hawks 47  132-85 Philadelphia 76ers 12/8/1982
27. San Antonio Spurs 46  137-91 Phoenix Suns 4/15/1989
27. Toronto Raptors 46  125-79 New York Knicks 4/15/1996
29. Charlotte Bobcats 45  114-69 Oklahoma City Thunder 11/26/2012
30. Phoenix Suns 44  151-107 Seattle SuperSonics 4/2/1988
31. Orlando Magic 43  135-92 Golden State Warriors 11/16/2002
32. Minnesota Timberwolves 42  128-86 Orlando Magic 11/3/2010

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26. Milwaukee Hawks* 47  99-52 Minneapolis Lakers 12/16/1951
27. Utah Jazz 46  150-104 Golden State Warriors 1/15/1986
27. Utah Jazz 46  130-84 Los Angeles Lakers 3/5/1986
27. Utah Jazz 46  113-67 Los Angeles Lakers 2/4/2000
29. New Orleans Hornets 45  119-74 Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2013
29. Memphis Grizzlies 45  111-66 Chicago Bulls 1/13/2007
30. Washington Wizards 44  111-67 New Jersey Nets 1/16/2002
30. Brooklyn Nets 44  124-80 Portland Trail Blazers 2/26/2014
32. Oklahoma City Thunder 42  129-87 Minnesota Timberwolves 1/7/2009
33. New Orleans Pelicans 32  108-76 Los Angeles Clippers 3/1/2014

Photo: USATSI via cbsports.com

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