Winning streaks are in fashion this year. Last season, NBA fans saw only two winning streaks of more than 12 games: Cleveland and Dallas both won 13 games in a row. Half way through this season? The Celtics (14), Spurs (12), Mavericks (12), and Heat (12) have already done it.
But winning isn’t the only kind of streak that’s popular; most of these same teams like to rip off 3, 4, or 5 losses in a row immediately after these periods of domination.
So what’s happening to NBA teams? Why is it either a winning streak or a losing streak? Fatigue? Pressure? Boredom? Continue reading