Can the Heat Surpass LA For the Longest Winning Streak?


Mar 22, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

33. That is the number that LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade are hearing over and over again. Tonight, the Heat are looking to go for 28 straight victories, which would continue to add onto the second longest streak in NBA history. Yes, that’s amazing, but in the end, nobody ever remembers who came up second.

I’m sure that LeBron James and Dwayne Wade know what they’re up against, trying to break one of the most impressive records in the NBA, but do they know how hard it is? The Heat’s last loss was against the Pacers, very early in February, and they haven’t felt what a loss is like in a while. Slowly and slowly, the Heat are looking more perfect by the day, and more likely to break that Laker record of 33 games.

James is a fun-loving guy who likes to compete. Today, he told rose that he advices patience with the ACL injury. That could be just because he wants to win, but he’s not that type of person. Playing the Bulls, the Heat were looking at the possible end of their streak with Rose being out. Now, however, the Heat are looking to climb to 28 and be just 5 games behind that incredible streak

Analyzing the Schedule:

3/27 @ Chicago:  Tonight may be a deal breaker for the Heat, but with the return of Rose unlikely, the Heat have a good chance. The Bulls are filled with a roster of players that like to compete, and have a ton of heart. In the end, however, talent and experience will be taking the trophy home. The streak will live on tonight.

3/29 @ New Orleans: On th 29th of March, the Heat will play the Hornets in New Orleans. It may seem like an easy win, but the Hornets are actually quite good, but haven’t learned how to play as a unit yet. The Heat will take this one by the double digits, and it will be an easy win, actually.

3/31 @ San Antonio: This is going to be the hardest game of the streak for the Heat. The last day of March, they are going to play the Spurs in San Antonio, a place where Tim Duncan doesn’t like to lose. The Spurs have one of the best home crowds, but I’m sure there are going to be many Heat fans there. The Spurs are good, but with the way that the Heat are rolling, they won’t be stopped just by a crowd.

4/2 vs New York: One of the three home losses of the year for the Heat comes against a Melo-less Knicks. Nevertheless, the Heat have gotten it together since, and have been playing excellent perimeter defense. It’s unlikely that the Knicks will be able to come into Miami and do what they did earlier this season.

4/5 @ Charlotte: Stranger things have happened. Then again, however, that’s what everyone was saying when the Bobcats came into Miami and played them. I’m sorry, but unless a major injury occurs, the Heat are going to win this game. That’s all that there is to it.

4/6 vs Philadelphia: A struggling 76ers team would be the game that the Heat would want to surpass the Lakers streak with. Earlier this season in Philli, the Heat just barely escaped with a win, but it was a win. At home, however, it’s different, and the Heat will likely surpass the Lakers’ lengthy streak.