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Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins …

Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins in a wild one

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
Heading into Wednesday night's road contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat looked primed to extend their winning streak to 24 games and push closer to the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' all-time record of 33 in a row. The Cavs entered the …
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  • Improbable comeback runs Heat's streak to 24 games

    Improbable comeback runs Heat's streak to 24 games

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    LeBron James scored 25 points as the Miami Heat overcame a 27-point deficit to win their 24th straight game, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-95 on Wednesday and extending the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.
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  • Fan Rushes Onto Court During Heat-Cavs Game, Shakes LeBron's Ha…

    Fan Rushes Onto Court During Heat-Cavs Game, Shakes LeBron's Hand

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    A weird night in Cleveland (delayed start due to condensation followed by the Cavs jumping out to a 20-point lead on Miami) got stranger when a fan rushed onto the court and managed to shake LeBron James's hand.Read more...
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  • A scoreboard carbon dioxide leak in Cleveland delayed the Caval…

    A scoreboard carbon dioxide leak in Cleveland delayed the Cavaliers/Heat game 35 minutes

    yahoo.com nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    On Wednesday night, the Miami Heat ventured to Cleveland, the old home of LeBron James, to attempt to extend their historically great winning streak to 24 games. However, they had to wait a little while to get things started. Moments before the schedule…
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  • Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says the team is ‘disheart…

    Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says the team is ‘disheartening to watch’

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    For the past several seasons, the Detroit Pistons have been a picture of NBA irrelevance. In the summer of 2009, general manager Joe Dumars used the team's considerable cap space to hand out above-market deals to Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon, too c…
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  • Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call

    Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call

    Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call
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  • George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘su…

    George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘sucks’ to play in front of Laker fans in Indiana

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Something we neglected to point out, over an exhausting weekend, is the fact that George Hill is an Indianapolis native. This adds to the frustration that the Indiana Pacers guard expressed on Friday night, when pointed to what he termed a 70 percent Lo…
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  • LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James wasn't just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard's face again.
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  • Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The playoffs are getting close, and that means playoff seedings, which are as jumbled as ever this year after more than two thirds of the regular season has elapsed. The East, especially, has bunched up just below the winning streak that’s catapulted th
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  • Chris Webber fires up the telestrator, analyzes the heck out of…

    Chris Webber fires up the telestrator, analyzes the heck out of the ‘Ice Cream Couple’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    With all due respect to fans of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, there really wasn't a whole lot that was exciting about the first half of their Tuesday night game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The two teams combined to shoot 27.7 percent from the fl…
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  • The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off …

    The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off A Huge Upset

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The star of the night might’ve been the random ice cream guy (more on this later), but the theme of the night had to be based around the Denver Nuggets. Even up until this point - which is now 13 wins in a row for them - no one (and that’s includi
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  • Video - Heat Erase 27-Point Deficit To Extend Streak 01:28

    Heat Erase 27-Point Deficit To Extend Streak

    Mar 20
    LeBron James records a triple-double to carry the Heat past the Cavs 98-95 and to their 24th straight win.
  • Video - Heat Streaking 06:02

    Heat Streaking

    Mar 20
    Tim Legler discusses when Miami's winning streak might end. Digger Phelps and Herm Edwards discuss how to prepare for a team with a long winning streak.
  • Video - Teague Powers Hawks Past Bucks 01:08

    Teague Powers Hawks Past Bucks

    Mar 20
    Jeff Teague drops a double-double on the Bucks.
  • Video - Dunk Of The Night 00:28

    Dunk Of The Night

    Mar 20
    LeBron James gets around Alonzo Gee for the baseline jam.

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    It's fair to say LeBron James has no regrets about putting one of the dunks of the year on Celtics guard and personal rival Jason Terry on Monday night.