Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Celtics Win 19 Straight

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 119-90 to win their 19th consecutive game - a new franchise record. The Celtics are off to a 27-2 start.

Two years ago, the Celtics lost 18 in a row. It's amazing the wonders winning an NBA championship can bring.

Yet the streak has received little attention here in Boston. There's been far more talk about whether the Red Sox would sign Mark Teixeira (of course he is now a Yankee.) For that matter there's more talk about not only the Patriots playoff prospects but even the Bruins are getting more press. The Bruins are surprisingly the best team in the Eastern Conference and own the second best record in the NHL.

If the Celtics approach the NBA single season record of 33 consecutive wins by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers then perhaps New England fans will sit up and take notice.

Speaking of the Lakers, the Celtics travel to LA to face Kobe and company on Christmas Day to try to extend the winnning streak to 20.

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