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Do you remember when the “Big 3” first assembled on South Beach and everyone started imagining how they would shatter records? Well that has not happened yet, the Lakers 33 game winning streak is still safe. At least for the moment. Don’t look now but after Lebron and the boys ran all over the Indiana Pacers this past Sunday it extended to a team record 18 wins in a row. This juggernaut may continue for a while. Yes we are in the midst of something special folks.
There’s no doubt that the Heat are playing better than any other team in the NBA right now. Not only the 18 straight wins, but they are sitting atop the league standings and could very well of wrap up the No. 1 seed in the East playoffs by the end of the month.
We could be in the midst of that championship run King James playfully alluded to upon his arrival on South Beach. Remember? Not one, not two . . . was the thinking Miami carried into this year, and not even the seventh-longest winning streak in NBA history has changed that. It’s all about winning championships with these guys.
‘”It’s not our goal,’” James said. ‘”Our goal isn’t to win games consecutively. Our goal is to win a championship. Right now, our goal is to get better each and every game, to continue to improve. That was never one of our goals coming into the season, see how many games we’d win in a row. Our goal is to win a championship and not take any shortcuts in that process.”
Miami will has a real chance to venture into something that is so rare in NBA history, when a team wins 20 plus straight in the same season, the next few opponents are very beatable. Prognosticators are now searching the schedule to try and predict where the Heat might slip up next. The L.A. Lakers own the league record 33 in a row, Miami has not sniffed that territory yet. However with each victory, they are inching closer and closer.
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