Warriors record streak ends with loss to Bucks

Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:05am EST
 
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(Reuters) - Golden State's record 24-game winning streak to start the season came to an end on Saturday in a 108-95 loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee, with interim coach Luke Walton saying the Warriors "ran of gas".

A night after scraping past Boston in double overtime, the weary National Basketball Association champions succumbed in Milwaukee on the final stop of a seven-game road trip.

Golden State's winning streak, the longest to start a season in NBA history, is the third longest in a single season behind the Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 in a row in 1971-72, while the Miami Heat won 27 straight in 2013.

The Bucks also stopped the Lakers' winning steak in 1972.

Stretching back to the end of last season, Golden State won 28 consecutive regular season games.

The normally sharp-shooting Warriors struggled offensively, shooting barely 40 percent from the floor, with guards Stephen Curry (10-for-21 for 28 points) and Klay Thompson (four-for-14 for 12 points) struggling to find their range.

"We didn't have it tonight," Walton told reporters. "That's why it's so hard to do what these guys have done so far. Tonight it caught up to us.

"To me, they (the Bucks) looked like they wanted it a little more tonight. We looked like we ran out of gas.

"Even if you're 24-and-1, losing still sucks."   Continued...

 
Dec 12, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts in the fourth quarter during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks beat the Warriors 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports