Miami Heat extending winning streak
After defeating the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night, the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 19 games.
LeBron James, who scored 15 points, downplayed the winning streak after the win, according to South Florida Sun Sentinel.
“Let’s be honest,” he said, “we’re not sitting here saying this is not something special. This is an unbelievable streak. But, at the same time, we don’t want to get caught up in it too much,” James said.
The longest winning streak is 33 games by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-1972 and since then, only two other teams have had over a 20-game winning streak, according to The Associated Press. The Heat’s current winning streak is currently the fifth longest streak in NBA history.
The Heat will play nine of its next eleven games on the road. Although a majority of their games are on the road, James isn’t concern about how they are winning their games.
“We’re playing great basketball. We’re winning in different phases of the game, we’re playing different styles, we’ve won every game, on the road, at home, double-overtime games, end-of-regulation games, whatever the case may be,” James said.