The longest winning streak in Atlanta professional sports history now belongs to... your Atlanta Hawks!
That's right, not the Atlanta Braves, they won 15 in a row back in 2000.
Not the Atlanta Falcons, well, because they've never gone 15-1 or 16-0. They did win 9 in a row back in 1980.
But then finished 12-4.
Then they won 11 in a row in 1998.
That's right, the Atlanta Hawks now have something no other professional team in this city can claim.
They've won 16 games in a row.
Let that sink in for a second.
This team is that damn good.
Winning 16 games in a row in any sport is extremely difficult to do. But look at who they've beaten! Teams from the mighty Western Conference.
Let's break it down with a look at the teams and the scores:
Dec 27th | Hawks 90 - Bucks 85 (Bucks are #6 in the Eastern Conf)
Dec 30th | Hawks 109 - Cavaliers 101 (Cavs are #5 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 2nd | Hawks 98 - Jazz 92 (Jazz are #13 in the Western Conf)
Jan 3rd | Hawks 115 - Trail Blazers 107 (Trail Blazers are #3 in the Western Conf)
Jan 5th | Hawks 107 - Clippers 98 (Clippers are #4 in the Western Conf)
Jan 7th | Hawks 96 - Grizzlies 86 (Grizzlies are #2 in the Western Conf)
Jan 9th | Hawks 106 - Pistons 103 (Pistons are #10 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 11th | Hawks 120 - Wizards 89 (Wizards are #3 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 13th | Hawks 105 - 76ers 87 (76ers are #14 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 14th | Hawks 105 - Celtics 91 (Celtics are #11 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 16th | Hawks 110 - Raptors 89 (Raptors are #2 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 17th | Hawks 107 - Bulls 99 (Bulls are #4 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 19th | Hawks 93 - Pistons 82 (Pistons are #10 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 21st | Hawks 110 - Pacers 91 (Pacers are #12 in the Eastern Conf)
Jan 23rd | Hawks 103 - Thunder 93 (Thunder are #10 in the Western Conf)
Jan 25th | Hawks 112 - T'Wolves 100 (T'Wolves are #15 in the Western Conf)
So in this last run of 16 consecutive wins, the Hawks have beaten both the second, third and fourth ranked teams in the mighty Western Conference. They've also beaten the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth ranked teams in the Eastern Conference.
This team is playing lights out. Defense is strong and swift. The offense is fast and scores furiously.
Tonight we witnessed the game from courtside and it was a thing of beauty. We did our best to entertain the crowd with our on the court antics during every time out and in between quarters and halves, but during the rest of the game we were watching some amazing basketball up close and personal. We've watched like everyone else from up high and on TV, but seeing this team play the way they did from only a few feet away was amazing.
Watching them earn the longest winning streak in Atlanta professional sports history was incredible. Looking up at that sell out crowd on a Sunday night and hearing and seeing them explode every time Korver or Millsap hit a three and at the end of the game when the streak continued... well, that was something none of us will ever forget.
We'll have videos and pictures from 92-9 The Game Night posted this week. Check back for those later!
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