Which NBA team had the longest winning streak in the 1959-60 season?

The Boston Celtics had the longest winning streak within the 1959-60 regular season at 17 straight games. During this streak they beat their opponents by an average of 13.5 points. The streak started on Nov 28, 1959 and ended on Dec 30, 1959. In the playoffs, the Celtics made it to the Finals where they beat the St. Louis Hawks.

Were there any historic NBA winning steaks in 1959-60?

Yes, one winning streak during the 1959-60 NBA season is in the all time top 50 winning streaks in the same season. The 17 game winning streak by the Boston Celtics is the 15th longest same season winning streak in NBA history.

Longest 1959-60 NBA Winning Streaks

Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 Boston Celtics 17 Nov 28 Dec 30 Won Finals
2 Philadelphia Warriors 10 Dec 28 Jan 13 Lost Conf Finals
3 Boston Celtics 7 Feb 9 Feb 19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 7 Jan 13 Jan 27 Won Finals
St. Louis Hawks 7 Jan 31 Feb 10 Lost Finals
6 St. Louis Hawks 6 Dec 13 Dec 25 Lost Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Oct 17 Nov 7 Won Finals
8 Boston Celtics 5 Feb 24 Mar 2 Won Finals
Syracuse Nationals 5 Feb 25 Mar 5 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 5 Nov 8 Nov 18 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 5 Nov 10 Nov 17 Won Finals
St. Louis Hawks 5 Jan 15 Jan 24 Lost Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 5 Nov 8 Nov 14 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 5 Feb 7 Feb 14 Lost Conf Semi
15 New York Knicks 4 Dec 26 Jan 2 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Feb 20 Feb 25 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 4 Mar 5 Mar 9 Lost Finals
St. Louis Hawks 4 Nov 25 Dec 1 Lost Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Jan 24 Jan 29 Lost Conf Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Nov 22 Nov 28 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 4 Jan 13 Jan 23 Lost Conf Semi
22 Boston Celtics 3 Feb 3 Feb 6 Won Finals
Detroit Pistons 3 Feb 3 Feb 6 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 3 Nov 12 Nov 15 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 3 Jan 5 Jan 8 Lost Conf Semi
New York Knicks 3 Nov 17 Nov 19 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 3 Oct 24 Nov 4 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 3 Nov 21 Nov 24 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 3 Dec 2 Dec 8 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 3 Feb 18 Feb 21 Lost Conf Semi
Philadelphia Warriors 3 Jan 31 Feb 2 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 3 Dec 30 Jan 3 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Hawks 3 Feb 14 Feb 17 Lost Finals
34 Syracuse Nationals 2 Feb 2 Feb 4 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Hawks 2 Oct 31 Nov 1 Lost Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Jan 27 Jan 29 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 2 Jan 30 Jan 31 Won Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Jan 9 Jan 10 Lost Conf Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Feb 11 Feb 12 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Dec 15 Dec 16 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 2 Nov 7 Nov 10 Lost Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Dec 13 Dec 16 Lost Conf Semi
New York Knicks 2 Jan 14 Jan 16 Missed Playoffs
Boston Celtics 2 Mar 6 Mar 9 Won Finals
New York Knicks 2 Feb 13 Feb 16 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Jan 19 Jan 20 Lost Conf Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Nov 20 Nov 21 Lost Conf Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 2 Feb 28 Mar 1 Lost Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Nov 7 Nov 8 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 2 Jan 29 Jan 30 Missed Playoffs
New York Knicks 2 Dec 20 Dec 22 Missed Playoffs
Syracuse Nationals 2 Nov 24 Nov 25 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 2 Oct 30 Oct 31 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 2 Mar 1 Mar 2 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Hawks 2 Dec 5 Dec 6 Lost Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Dec 8 Dec 9 Missed Playoffs
Boston Celtics 2 Nov 20 Nov 21 Won Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Dec 26 Dec 27 Lost Conf Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Mar 2 Mar 3 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Jan 10 Jan 12 Lost Conf Semi
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Feb 16 Feb 17 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 2 Nov 3 Nov 4 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Lost Conf Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Oct 24 Oct 25 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Royals 2 Feb 23 Feb 24 Missed Playoffs
St. Louis Hawks 2 Jan 2 Jan 3 Lost Finals
Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 Boston Celtics 17 Nov 28 Dec 30 Won Finals
2 Philadelphia Warriors 10 Dec 28 Jan 13 Lost Conf Finals
3 Boston Celtics 7 Feb 9 Feb 19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 7 Jan 13 Jan 27 Won Finals
St. Louis Hawks 7 Jan 31 Feb 10 Lost Finals
6 St. Louis Hawks 6 Dec 13 Dec 25 Lost Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Oct 17 Nov 7 Won Finals
8 Boston Celtics 5 Feb 24 Mar 2 Won Finals
Syracuse Nationals 5 Feb 25 Mar 5 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 5 Nov 8 Nov 18 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 5 Nov 10 Nov 17 Won Finals
St. Louis Hawks 5 Jan 15 Jan 24 Lost Finals
St. Louis Hawks 5 Mar 5 Mar 16 Lost Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 5 Nov 8 Nov 14 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 5 Feb 7 Feb 14 Lost Conf Semi
16 New York Knicks 4 Dec 26 Jan 2 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Feb 20 Feb 25 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 4 Nov 25 Dec 1 Lost Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Jan 24 Jan 29 Lost Conf Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 4 Nov 22 Nov 28 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 4 Jan 13 Jan 23 Lost Conf Semi
22 Boston Celtics 3 Feb 3 Feb 6 Won Finals
Detroit Pistons 3 Feb 3 Feb 6 Lost Conf Semi
Minneapolis Lakers 3 Mar 10 Mar 13 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 3 Mar 6 Mar 16 Won Finals
Syracuse Nationals 3 Jan 5 Jan 8 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 3 Nov 12 Nov 15 Lost Conf Semi
New York Knicks 3 Nov 17 Nov 19 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 3 Oct 24 Nov 4 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 3 Nov 21 Nov 24 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 3 Dec 2 Dec 8 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 3 Feb 18 Feb 21 Lost Conf Semi
Philadelphia Warriors 3 Jan 31 Feb 2 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 3 Dec 30 Jan 3 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Hawks 3 Feb 14 Feb 17 Lost Finals
36 St. Louis Hawks 2 Oct 31 Nov 1 Lost Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Feb 2 Feb 4 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 2 Jan 27 Jan 29 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 2 Jan 30 Jan 31 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 2 Mar 19 Mar 20 Won Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Jan 9 Jan 10 Lost Conf Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Feb 11 Feb 12 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Dec 15 Dec 16 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 2 Nov 7 Nov 10 Lost Finals
St. Louis Hawks 2 Mar 24 Mar 26 Lost Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Dec 13 Dec 16 Lost Conf Semi
New York Knicks 2 Jan 14 Jan 16 Missed Playoffs
New York Knicks 2 Feb 13 Feb 16 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Jan 19 Jan 20 Lost Conf Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Nov 20 Nov 21 Lost Conf Finals
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Lost Conf Finals
St. Louis Hawks 2 Feb 28 Mar 1 Lost Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Nov 7 Nov 8 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 2 Dec 20 Dec 22 Missed Playoffs
New York Knicks 2 Jan 29 Jan 30 Missed Playoffs
Boston Celtics 2 Mar 24 Mar 27 Won Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Nov 24 Nov 25 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 2 Mar 1 Mar 2 Lost Conf Semi
Syracuse Nationals 2 Oct 30 Oct 31 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Hawks 2 Dec 5 Dec 6 Lost Finals
Boston Celtics 2 Nov 20 Nov 21 Won Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Dec 8 Dec 9 Missed Playoffs
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Dec 26 Dec 27 Lost Conf Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Mar 2 Mar 3 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 2 Nov 3 Nov 4 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Feb 16 Feb 17 Lost Conf Finals
Syracuse Nationals 2 Jan 10 Jan 12 Lost Conf Semi
Philadelphia Warriors 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Lost Conf Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 2 Mar 20 Mar 22 Lost Conf Finals
Cincinnati Royals 2 Oct 24 Oct 25 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Royals 2 Feb 23 Feb 24 Missed Playoffs
St. Louis Hawks 2 Jan 2 Jan 3 Lost Finals

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