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Warriors set winning streak unmatched in the four major U.S. sports leagues

Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors teammates celebrate their win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors teammates celebrate their win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Associated Press

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:

League

Team

Wins

Years

Of Note

NBA

Golden State Warriors

15

2017

Can complete NBA’s first perfect postseason run with win Friday

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins

14

1992-93

Won 11 in a row to close 1992 season

MLB

New York Yankees

12 (twice)

1927-28, 1932; 1998-99

Swept through World Series three times; closed 1998 with seven wins

NFL

New England Patriots

10

2001, 2003-05

Picked up three Super Bowl wins during run

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