The Miami Heat's winning streak has ended at 27 games, and while that's bad news for those who hoped this year's squad would equal the 33-game mark of the 1971-72 Lakers, perhaps it's good news for Miami. After all, the longer a streak runs, the more it starts to swallow everything around it. And when the streak ends, the release and letdown can add a couple extra Ls onto a team's record ... not the kind of problem you want to have in the postseason. Consider how other teams with record streaks fared once their string snapped:
NBA: After the Lakers' 33-game streak ended, Los Angeles lost four of its next six games. All ended well, however; Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and the rest of the Lakers won the NBA championship that year.
Baseball: The 1935 Chicago Cubs are a prime example of what can happen when you string together a long winning streak too close to the end of the season. They won aRead More »from What does the end of the Heat’s winning streak mean for Miami’s future?