Take heart, Golden State nation. The impossible, improbable, unprecedented winning streak is finally over as Steph Curry and the Warriors were thoroughly and convincingly vanquished by the unlikely Milwaukee Bucks, 108-95.
In the process, the Warriors scored a season low after coming from back-to-back road games that included a double-overtime win over the Celtics the night before. But, for their part, the Bucks had just finished playing six games in nine days, so that cancels out the Warriors’ fans’ excuses.
The Bucks, as you can see in the graph below, are the giant killers in NBA history. They are now responsible for ending the two longest winning streaks in NBA history. They also halted the Los Angeles Lakers’ 33 game winning streak with a team that was powered by Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, back in 1972, still the longest winning streak in major professional sports history. However, the table below shows that every team the Bucks stopped after an impressive streak went on to win the NBA title that year.
Furthermore, the Warriors also have an NBA record 14-game road winning streak to start the season. The other three teams that started the season with at least a 10-game road winning streak all went on to win the NBA title. So things are looking real good for Warrior Nation. The Bucks and Warriors haters can revel in their monumental win. In the interim, we can still enjoy some of the funny memes about the Bucks taking down the Warriors:
“We challenge the Bucks to a rematch.” pic.twitter.com/i9FBxiZXuQ
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) December 13, 2015