On March 18th, 2008 the Celtics ended the Houston Rockets 22 game winning streak in emphatic fashion, thrashing the Rockets 94-74 on their home court. In the nearly seventy year history of the NBA, only that Rockets team, and the 1971-72 Lakers had won at least 22 straight games. Until now.
The Miami Heat are currently putting a bow on their win in Toronto, and are set to join Houston with their 22nd consecutive win. On Monday night they'll come to Boston looking to extend that streak to 23, and take sole possession of the 2nd longest streak in league history. The date will be March 18th, 2013.
If the Celtics possibly ending two of the three longest winning streaks in league history exactly five years apart wasn't weird enough, there's more weirdness.
The starting small forward on both the '07-'08 Rockets and the '12-'13 Heat was/is Shane Battier. While it's weird that Battier was on both squads, it's not a total surprise. After all, while not a great player, Battier is a fant...