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.
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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