The Sports Brothers: March 27, 2013
caines | 3/28/2013, 5:30 a.m.
Heat inching closer to history 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 and the Lakers 33 game winning streak is still safe. At least for the moment. Dont look now but after LeBron and the boys ran all over theOrlando Magic last Monday, they reached a team record 26 wins in a row. This juggernaut may continue for a while. Yes, we are in the midst of something special folks. There's nodoubt that the Heatare playing better than any other team in the NBA right now.Besides the 27 straight wins they are sitting at the top of the league andcould very wellof wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference 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 second-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 consecutive. 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 to 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 has a real chance to venture into something that is 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.For now the Lakers still have the record but with each victory, the Heat are inching closer and closer. The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox & Ed Freeman, can be heard daily on WQAM 560 Sports.