Hawks' Winning Streak Ends as 5th-Longest Single-Season Streak Ever

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 3, 2015

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague reacts on the bench late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The Pelicans won 115-100. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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The Atlanta Hawks saw their winning streak come to an end at 19 games on Monday night, as they dropped a road contest to the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 115-100.

Per NBA.com/stats, Atlanta's 19-game run tied for the fifth-longest single-season winning streak in NBA history.

Including streaks that spanned two seasons, Atlanta's tied for sixth all-time, matching the runs put together by the 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers, 2008-09 Boston Celtics and 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs.

The streak was also tops in franchise history, easily besting a run of 14 games from the 1993-94 season.

The historic streak started with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 27, just one day after Atlanta lost to that same Bucks team by 30.

Prior to the ugly 30-point defeat, the Hawks had won 14 of their past 15 games, with the only loss coming by a single point.

All in all, the Hawks won 33 times in a stretch of 35 contests from Nov. 28 to Jan. 31, and they now have a seven-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Starting a new streak won't be easy, as Atlanta faces the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, followed by a highly anticipated matchup with the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors on Friday.

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Unless otherwise noted, statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.