After routing the Orlando Magic on Monday night, the Miami Heat extended the second-best winning streak in league history to 27 games — only six short of tying the record-holding Los Angeles Lakers at 33. Taking a look at the Heat’s schedule over the next six games, that record is well within reach.
That’s not all, though.
The Heat’s winning streak may not only surpass the Lakers record, but it may last until season’s end. With 12 games left in the season, that means a 39-game winning streak. This may seem like an absurd stretch, but it’s really not.
The Heat have won as many if not more games on this win streak than each of those teams has won all year. Of the four games against teams above .500, two are against the Chicago Bulls.
However, a couple of tough games are in store for the Heat as they will face the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs in back-to-back games to end what could be a perfect March. If they can get through those with the streak intact they’ll be at 31 straight, only a few short of setting a new record.
Thirty-nine straight wins is an absurd thought. It’s nearly half a season completely perfect, but as long as LeBron James is putting up near-triple-double numbers every night and the rest of the Heat are meshing, there’s no reason to believe it couldn’t happen. Either way, this streak is the kind of dominance that we all expected when The Big Three came together a few years ago, and with the talent the Heat have it could last for a very, very long time.