• Behind The Streak: Each victory brings the Heat closer to the Lakers…

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 28, 2013
    But this [streak] was great for basketball. It was a great accomplishment. "I really thought they were going to do it," West said by phone after the Heat lost to the Chicago Bulls 101-97, ending their winning streak at 27. "I really did. "It's a remarkable streak. He could have waited a day and let the appreciation of the winning streak carry the news cycle. No team since 1972 had come within even 10 wins of challenging the historic 33-game winning streak the Lakers minted that season, though every passing day and victory brings LeBron James and the Heat closer to that seemingly unmatchable mark. But the Heat’s mounting challenge has forced us to consider the exploits of a somewhat ancient basketball team as more than a bit of NBA trivia. Those Lakers built up to greatness by the efforts of Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, Wilt Chamberlain and coach Bill Sharman, among others have been preserved in box scores and databases for just this occasion.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Heat start to move on after win streak ends

      Their winning streak finally over, the Miami Heat did on Thursday what they had planned to do all along.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Heat lose streak but not dominance over NBA

      The Chicago Bulls stopped the Heat's 27-game win streak with a 101-97 takedown of Miami in Chicago. But Michael Rosenberg says the NBA still belongs to LeBron James and Co.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Jerry West says he thought Miami Heat would break Los Angeles Lakers' win streak

      Hall of Famer Jerry West told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that he had started to believe the Heat, at the very least, would match the Lakers' all-time record of 33 wins in a row.
      Source: ESPN.com

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