Here’s something nice for Dallas Mavericks fans to ponder.
When the Milwaukee Bucks snapped the Mavs’ 12-game winning streak at American Airlines Center on Dec. 13, it marked the fifth time in their history that the Bucks have ended an opponent’s winning streak at 12 games or longer.
And here’s the rub. In the previous four cases when the Bucks ended a team’s winning streak of 12 games or longer, that team went on to win the NBA championship that season.
It happened in 1972 when the Bucks broke the LA Lakers’ NBA-record 33-game winning streak, and again in 1973 when Milwaukee snapped Boston’s 12-game winning streak. It also happened in 1983 when the Bucks broke Philadelphia’s 14-game winning streak, and in 2007 when Milwaukee snapped San Antonio’s 13-game winning streak.
In each case, the Lakers, Celtics, Sixers and Spurs went on to win the NBA title that season.
So, maybe Dallas mayor Tom Leppert better start planning that parade for the Mavs.
-- Dwain Price