As of today (March 4) the longest current winning streak in the NBA is 3 games (3 different teams). That seems highly unusual. What is the all time shortest current longest winning streak (I guess the theoretical minimum is 1)?

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    1, on the 1st November 1946, the first NBA game. Slightly more seriously, how are you defining winning streaks across seasons, and do playoffs count or not?
    – Philip Kendall
    Mar 4, 2021 at 13:32
  • Good point. I'll limit the answer to streaks inside one regular season only.
    – Joe N
    Mar 4, 2021 at 18:17
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    Inside one regular season gives you the same problem after every team's first match...
    – Philip Kendall
    Mar 4, 2021 at 18:24
  • You also need to time-limit this, to after the merger I'd suggest, or more recent.
    – Joe
    Mar 4, 2021 at 19:17
  • There is a pending edit to remove "any league" as the question already exists for MLB, but it also exists for the NBA alone (for a championship team in both cases). I'm still not sure what answer is possible here beyond "1 game, by every team who had a LWL occur in three consecutive matches" which is far too long to be a reasonably scoped question.
    – Nij
    Mar 4, 2021 at 23:46


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