Vote: Will Heat eclipse Lakers' win streak record?
Miami has won 27 straight games, 6 shy of tying L.A.
The winning streak is now 27 and counting.
The Miami Heat, who beat the Orlando Magic 108-94 on Monday, own the second longest streak in NBA history.
Only the Los Angeles Lakers stand in their way of basketball immortality. The Lakers, under legends Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain, won an unprecedented 33 straight games during the 1971-72 season.
Still, the record is within sight.
The Heat’s next seven games are as follow: @Chi, @NO, @SA, NY, @Cha, Pha.
Should Miami run the table and equal L.A.’s mark, its potential record-breaking game would come at home against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 8.
Considering four of the next five contests are on the road, including one against the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs, this latest stretch won’t be easy. But with the way Miami has been pulling out fourth-quarter victories lately, reeling off another seven straight wins is certainly possible.
Will the Heat eclipse the Lakers?
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