Pro Basketball: Can't Anybody Here Beat These Guys?

Some day the Boston Celtics will lose and make news. The law of averages demands it. But not this year, apparently.

Last week the Celtics clobbered San Francisco 104-94 for their 16th victory in a row — just one short of the National Basketball Association record. The winning streak ended when Philadelphia edged them next night in a squeaker, 104-100. But with 31 games still to play, their season's record is 41-8, which gives them a 7½-game lead over the second-place Cincinnati Royals — a team they have beaten six straight times...

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