The Golden State Warriors have struck postseason gold with their latest victory.
With a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors won their 15th consecutive playoff game, breaking a 24-year-old record.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won 14 in a row over two postseasons in 1992 and ’93, a streak that included the Stanley Cup title in 1992. The Penguins closed that season with 11 consecutive victories and won their first three playoff games the next year.
The Warriors are 15-0 this postseason. They swept through the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs to reach the NBA Finals, where they are 3-0 and one win away from their second championship in three seasons.
Here’s a look at the other league’s postseason streaks:
Golden State Warriors
Can complete NBA’s first perfect postseason run with win Friday
Won 11 in a row to close 1992 season
New York Yankees
1927-28, 1932; 1998-99
Swept through World Series three times; closed 1998 with seven wins
New England Patriots
Picked up three Super Bowl wins during run