After losing Gordon Hayward for the season on opening night, and starting the campaign 0-2, the Boston Celtics have rattled off 14 straight wins. They claimed win No. 14 in incredible fashion, battling from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun the visiting Golden State Warriors. Now, with a fairly easy schedule ahead of them, the question becomes how long can this improbable winning streak go? Well, according to Las Vegas oddsmaker Aaron Kessler, they have a 22 percent chance of tying the franchise record of 19 wins in a row. Their next five games are against the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and Indiana Pacers. The Hawks and the Mavericks have the two worst records in the league, and of that five-game stretch, only the Magic are currently above .500 -- and the Celtics beat them by 16 points on the road earlier this season. So, it would seem, the team has a fairly decent chance of getting to 19 wins. But, what about the NBA record 33-game winning streak, which the Los Angeles Lakers set in the 1971-72 season? Well, according to the oddsmaker, the Celtics have just a 1 in 297 chance to reach that milestone.
Celtics have 1 in 297 chance of tying Lakers' NBA record 33-game win streak
CBS Sports | Nov 18