Ending Warriors winning streak a landmark victory, says Bosh
The streak is over, and the Miami Heat know exactly what the Golden State Warriors are going through right now,says Heat forward, Chris Bosh.
There is initial disappointment and frustration, followed by some reflection and probably appreciation of what the streak was — a 27-game stretch of consecutive wins for the Heat in 2012-13, and a 24-game run for the Warriors to start this season which would be a 28-game run when factoring in the final four games of the 2014-15 regular season.
But before long, the Heat know the Warriors — whose winning streak ended in Milwaukee on Saturday night — will feel some relief.
“It’s a huge relief,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said. “I’m on the outside looking in and I’m watching Monday Night Football and they’re talking about ‘the streak.’ I’m like, golly. The St. Louis Barons, what was it? That was in like 1818. Nobody knew that. The comparisons, the circus following you … man, they’re sitting in a very good spot.”
What Bosh meant was the St. Louis Maroons, a baseball team that started 20-0 in 1884 for what was the best start to a season in the four major U.S. pro sports until now.
Still, his point was clear — what Golden State did, just like what Miami did, was historic.
“They’re 24-1,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “Crazy. … What they did was incredible, especially coming off a championship.”
The NBA is recognizing Golden State’s streak as 28 and therefore the second-longest in league history behind the 33 straight wins posted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72.
Not surprisingly, that’s the source of some debate in Heat circles since the Warriors’ run was over two seasons and Miami’s 27-0 stretch was not. But Bosh tipped his cap anyway.
“I’m not going to fight over a silver medal, man,” Bosh said. “We wanted 33. They wanted 33. They fell short. We fell short. It’s still amazing, no matter what.”
•Culled from Heraldonline.com
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