SuperSonics best win streak was 14 in 1996

6 Mar

Lebron James and the Miami Heat (44-14) are currently on a 15-game winning streak entering tonight’s NBA contest against Orlando.

Sonics NeedleBest streak by the Seattle SuperSonics?

It was 1996, George Karl was the coach, and what a run Seattle had 17 years ago: In a span of 32 days the Sonics won 14 consecutive games – finally losing on March 6 to the Washington Bullets 99-88.

Seattle improved to 46-12 after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers (33-25) in double overtime 107-101 the night before on March 5. The Sonics were led in scoring by Gary Payton’s 24 points, Hersey Hawkins and Detlef Schrempf added 22 points apiece.

The Sonics won seven home games and seven road games during that special time in Sonics history. If it wasn’t for a 103-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 1, they would have strung together 23 in a row!

The first W of the streak was on the road at Houston on Feb. 3 – an overtime victory by a point over the Rockets (104-103).

Most wins in a row by the Seattle SuperSonics

George Karl14 – Feb. 3, 1996 – March 5, 1996 (Coach George Karl)

12 – Oct. 29, 1982 – Nov. 19, 1982 (Coach Lenny Wilkens)

11 – Nov. 7, 1996 – Nov. 24, 1996 (Coach George Karl)

10 – Jan. 3, 1995 – Jan. 24, 1995 (Coach George Karl)

10 – Nov. 6, 1993 – Nov. 26, 1993 (Coach George Karl)

10 – Feb. 13, 1993 – March 6, 1993 (Coach George Karl)

Other:

The Sonics won the NBA Championship in 1979. They won 15 of their final 20 games with a 7-game win streak being the best. Their five losses were by a total of 13 points. Three by two points, one by three and the other by four!

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