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JordansBulls
07-29-2009, 10:12 AM
For instance,

In 2007-2008 when the Celtics were dominating they went on a west coast road trip and played the Texas Triangle (San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas). They came back from 22 down on the Spurs in San Antonio and won and then snapped the Rockets 22 game winning streak and then won in Dallas. From that moment it was obvious that Boston was serious.


In 2008-2009 when the Lakers were dominating they went on an east coast road trip and played the Celtics, Cavs and some other teams. They ended up winning in Boston and snapped the Cavs 20+ game in a row win streak.



Giving the evidence of the last 2 champions, will the champion next year be more likely a team that has a successful road trip against top teams?

S-Dot
07-29-2009, 10:27 AM
Agree...ask the 2003 Spurs; they'll tell you

JordansBulls
07-29-2009, 10:58 AM
Agree...ask the 2003 Spurs; they'll tell you

What was the successful road trip they had?

S-Dot
07-29-2009, 11:03 AM
What was the successful road trip they had?

an NBA-record longest single road trip winning streak (8 games, achieved in 2003)....They ended that season with a title

pd7631
07-29-2009, 11:24 AM
Not neccessarily a road trip, but the 2000-2001 Sixers went 22-6 in their first 28 road games prior to the Mutombo trade, including a 13 game road winning streak between December 8th and January 28th. And they went to the Finals.

So I'd agree with the notion that a team that is successful on the road will also be successful come playoff time.

Kakaroach
07-29-2009, 11:29 AM
Winning on the road is always important, so yea champs should be able to do it. The Lakers and the Magic were great road teams during the whole season.