How the Detroit Pistons won back-to-back titles
The Detroit Pistons are the NBA’s longest-tenured franchise and are set to become the first team in NBA history to reach five straight NBA Finals.
The Pistons are coming off back-and-forth victories in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals and Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, which included a thrilling overtime win.
The team that was eliminated in the Western Finals will be facing the San Antonio Spurs in the next round of the playoffs.
But the team that is in the best position to make history, as well as the one that will play in the greatest sporting event in the world, is the San Diego Padres.
They are currently in the final round of playoffs, and the team has made the playoffs in five of the past six seasons, including four straight.
But despite the success, San Diego has been unable to win a postseason series since losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2017 NBA Finals, in which the franchise’s winning streak of eight games was snapped.
San Diego has won just three playoff series in franchise history, and those games all came in the NBA Finals in San Antonio.
While the team’s record in the playoffs is a mere 11-16 in its last five, San Antonio has been in the mix to win the next four postseason series.
That includes a four-game series win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of last season’s playoffs.
The San Diego series is the team and the fans’ favorite in the series, and it could be the one the fans want to see the most.
On Tuesday night, San Francisco defeated the Los Angeles in Game 6 to clinch a playoff spot.
San Diego defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the series in the second round, which will be played Thursday night in Oakland.
The series is a must-win for the Padres and could prove to be a memorable night for fans in Oakland, as they have not won a playoff series there since 1999.
If San Diego wins, it will be the first time in franchise playoff history that the Padres have lost in the Finals in Oakland since 1999, when the team fell to the New York Knicks in Game 1.
San Francisco will face the Cleveland Indians in the fourth round of postseason play, which begins Thursday night at 3:30 p.m.
The Indians won the last three games of the regular season, including a two-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the American League Championship Series.
The teams played four games in the World Series last year, but neither team won the title.