By defeating the Golden State Warriors at residence on Tuesday evening, regardless of not having Devin Booker within the second half, the Phoenix Suns have prolonged their win streak to 17.
This streak is now tied with the longest in franchise historical past, 15 years because it was first set within the 2006-07 season.
Successful 17 consecutive video games takes the reigning Western Convention Champions to the highest of the league standings and has helped them bounce again from a 1-3 begin to the season.
Of the 17 video games, the Suns have practically gained an equal quantity at residence on the Footprint Middle (9) and on the highway (8). Throughout this streak, the staff has dominated on each ends of the ground as they rank third for his or her defensive ranking and seventh for offensive ranking – making them one in all solely 4 groups to rank within the High 10 for each.
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Whereas it’s simply the longest within the 2021-22 season, the Suns’ streak is essentially the most variety of video games gained by an NBA staff for the reason that Milwaukee Bucks gained 18 straight late in 2019.
Their present run of 17 straight wins ranks simply exterior the highest 20 all-time however only a few extra wins may have Phoenix crack into the High 5.
That mentioned, here is a take a look at the 5 longest single-season win streaks in NBA historical past:
|33||Los Angeles Lakers*||1971-72|
|24||Golden State Warriors||2015-16|
*Groups to have gained the championship that season
At this level, three of the 5 groups to have recorded win streaks of 20 or extra have gained the NBA title that season. So, with this streak, the Suns have vaulted themselves from the tier of contenders to the tier of favorites.
Their solely roadblock? – The rebuilding Detroit Pistons and the Golden State Warriors.
To set a brand new franchise document for a win streak, the Suns should defeat the Pistons on Thursday after which on a fast turnaround, defeat the Warriors on Friday in the event that they need to inch nearer to twenty straight wins.