I don’t think that this situation down in South Beach is a matter of whether the Miami Heat can break the Los Angeles Lakers’ record 33-game winning streak (1971-72), but by how many games they will shatter the historical streak.
Is there anything wrong with the Heat? Are there any flaws?
Right now, no- Miami is unbeatable. If there are flaws, they are going unnoticed by the past 23 NBA teams that tried, and failed, to take down the reigning champions. LeBron James, who might as well be crowned MVP right now, has given Miami 26.5 points, 7.1 assists, and 8.2 rebounds per game this season, and has led the Heat to the second longest winning streak in NBA history.
James lifted his team over the Boston Celtics last night with an incredible 37 points to go along with 12 assists, and hit the eventual game-winning jumper with ten seconds left. Despite being down by as many as 17 to Boston, the Heat found a way to gut out a win, 105-103.
Some people don’t think that the historic winning streak matters to the team. To be frank, those people are blatantly wrong. James and the rest of his teammates realize that history is at stake here. They came to Miami to win championships, but being able to solidify themselves as the holders of the longest winning streak in NBA history would be truly special for a Miami team that has overcome so much adversity together.
The Heat have beaten every team in the NBA this season, and seven of their next eleven opponents have records that are below .500%.
Will the Heat ever lose again? Yes, but not for the foreseeable future.
Miami is going to keep winning and break the record, and become the team with the longest winning streak in the history of the NBA.