Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sweeping the Texas Triangle

The Milwaukee Bucks – yes, the Bucks – are the last team to sweep an uninterrupted three-game trip trough Texas, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Bucks did it in 1999-2000. San Antonio was 53-29 that season, Houston 34-48 and Dallas 40-42.

Why is this noteworthy? Well, the Celtics are two-thirds of the way through a perfect Texas Triangle romp. Boston beat San Antonio (93-91) and Houston (94-74) on a back-to-back earlier this week.

“Not many teams really come through Texas and get off to a 2-0 start,” Avery Johnson said. “Hopefully, we’ll play a good game and end their little winning streak here in Texas.”

A sweep by the Celtics would be considerably more impressive than Milwaukee’s. The Mavs, Spurs and Rockets are all at least 20 games over .500.

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