The No. 8 seeded Chicago Bulls are on a 20-game winning streak in home games aired on TNT, and they take on the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics…on TNT.
Back on March 30, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-93, to put them at 4-0 on the season against the reigning NBA champions. That’s pretty impressive and a little bizarre for a team that has struggled to maintain a .500 record, but what’s even more bizarre is something else that the Bulls accomplished that night. That win over the Cavs marked the Bulls’ 20th straight regular season home win when the game was broadcast on TNT. The streak goes all the way back to 2013. They simply can’t lose a home game when it’s aired on TNT.
Check it out, via SB Nation:
20-GAME WIN STREAK
LONG LIVE THE TNT BULLS pic.twitter.com/LSG54n62j5
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 31, 2017
And with the Bulls’ win over the Brooklyn Nets last night, they were able to clinch the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, so they’ll take on the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics in the first round. Guess what channel the much of the series will be aired on?
Three of the first four games of the series are scheduled for the network, though Celtics fans can breath a slight sigh of relief: game three in Chicago is on ESPN.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 13, 2017
Is this an omen that the Bulls are destined to take down the Celtics? This season, the Bulls are 2-2 against the Celtics, and, of course, those wins came at home when the games were on TNT. It’s also worth nothing they’ve taken down the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on TNT this year, two of the best teams in the NBA. It feels a lot like fate that they could upset the No. 1 seed.