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Spurs Tie Magic for 3rd-Longest Home Winning Streak in NBA History

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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 11, 2016

The San Antonio Spurs extended their home winning streak to 40 games with Thursday's 108-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls, tying the Shaquille O'Neal-era Orlando Magic (1994-96) for the third-longest home winning streak in NBA history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The incredible run dates back to March 12, 2015, when the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a 128-125 overtime victory in San Antonio with the help of a career-high 57 points from star point guard Kyrie Irving.

Of course, the Spurs' streak has been overshadowed by a more impressive run, with the Golden State Warriors entering Friday as owners of an NBA-record 46-game home winning streak that dates back to Jan. 27, 2015.

Interestingly enough, Golden State's last home loss also came in an overtime game, as the Chicago Bulls needed an extra period to eke out a 113-111 win behind 30 points from point guard Derrick Rose.

If the Spurs win each of their next four contests in San Antonio, they'll tie the Jordan-era Chicago Bulls for the second-longest home winning streak (44 games) in league history, per NBA History on Twitter.

It won't be an easy task by any means, with those four games coming against the Oklahoma City Thunder (Saturday), Los Angeles Clippers (March 15), Portland Trail Blazers (March 17) and finally the Warriors (March 19).

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