Rio Grande Valley Vipers Set NBA D-League Record For Consecutive Wins

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With their victory over the Austin Toros on Thursday night, the RGV Vipers broke the NBA D-League for consecutive regular season wins.

Last season, the RGV Vipers stood tall and emerged as the second seeded team of the D-League, behind the Bakersfield Jam. The Rockets' affiliate always proved to be a steady contender, but didn't exactly look overwhelmingly dominant until the postseason came along. From there on out, there was no doubt they would come away as the NBADL champions as they propelled through the playoffs on a strong run.

A team's fortunes can instantly change from one season to the next, especially in the D-League where many players are not guaranteed to return for a second season, at least not right away.

Though we've now entered a new basketball season, the Vipers have only continued to write the same old story for some impressive success.

Picking up right where they left, the Rockets' affiliated is yet to lose a game this season. Following Thursday night's 111-100 win over the Austin Toros, the team secured its nineteenth straight win dating back to last season. See below for more from The Monitor:

The previous record had been 18, set by Idaho in 2007-2008. The Vipers have won 25 straight games, including playoffs, dating back to last season.

RGV (9-0) overcame another cold shooting night (38.5 percent field goal shooting, 32.3 from 3) and relied on offensive rebounding (25) and a plus-10 advantage in free-throw makes to win. Three Vipers had double-doubles, led by James Johnson's 24 points and 16 rebounds. He also added six assists and two blocks.

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