Sunday, March 31, 2013

Aftermath of Heat Streak

Bill Simmons offers a lengthy postmortem on the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak, which ended last Wednesday in Chicago.

UPDATE (4/4/2013): Arturo Galletti offers a statistical comparison of the three longest NBA winning streaks in history (1971-72 Lakers' 33 games, 2012-13 Heat's 27, and 2007-08 Rockets' 22). Conditions faced by these teams, such as difficulty of opposition during the respective streaks, were not necessarily equal. Therefore, Galletti looks at power-rankings, among other stats, to try to quantify the impressiveness of the three streaks.

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