16 in a row. Come on, really now?
It's not like the Rockets' 22-game win streak last season, because the Celtics are actually going to do something in the playoffs, you know, since they don't have the T-Mac curse to hurdle.
The Celtics are good. Really good. Someone needs to beat them. Only three other teams in NBA history have had as good of a 25-game start to the season (23-2) as the Celtics this season, the 1966-67 76ers, the '69-'70 Knicks and the '95-'96 Bulls. Of those three teams, all three went on to win the NBA championship that season.
If that's any indication, we think the Celtics are in good shape to repeat as champions this year.
With Rajon Rondo emerging as a star point guard, the big three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce is turning into the Fab Four, and that simple addition could lead to another number for the Celtics: 18. As in 18 championships for the franchise.