13 Dec 2015

Warriors' 24-game NBA winning streak ends

5:17 pm on 13 December 2015

The Golden State Warriors' incredible 24-game winning streak in NBA basketball has finally come to an end.

Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry turns to question an official's call during first-half action against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. The Warriors won, 116-99 (Photo by Jeff Siner/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry Photo: Photosport

Golden State were beaten 108-95 on the road by the Milwaukee Bucks.

A night after barely beating Boston in double overtime, the weary NBA champions succumbed in Milwaukee in the final game of a seven-game road trip.

Golden State's winning streak, the longest to start a season in NBA history, is the third longest in a single season behind the Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 in a row in 1971-72, while the Miami Heat won 27 straight in 2013.

The Bucks also stopped the Lakers' winning steak in 1972.

Stretching back to the end of last season, Golden State won 28 consecutive regular-season games.

The normally sharp-shooting Warriors struggled offensively, shooting barely 40 per cent from the floor, with guards Stephen Curry (10-for-21 for 28 points) and Klay Thompson (four-for-14 for 12 points) struggling to find their range.

Australia's Andrew Bogut bagged just two points to go with six rebounds and four blocks.

Milwaukee improved to 10-15 with the win.

- Reuters