Miami Heat Clinch Playoff Berth With 17th Straight Win

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Last night, the Miami Heat won their 17th game in a row, clinching an early playoff berth. LeBron James had scored 25 points (paired up with 10 rebounds) and Dwyane Wade had 22 points. The Heat’s 102-93 home victory against Philadelphia stretches their streak of Home victories to 13. All eyes are on LeBron to take home the MVP award at the end of the regular season.

The Heat won its 17th game in a row matching the Clippers for the longest winning streak by any team this season. It is the 12th-best all-time regular season streak in league history and tied the 1959-60 Boston Celtics for the third-longest ever by a defending champion.

The Heat’s streak also reached the top spot among South Florida’s professional sports franchises’ longest for regular season games.

The 17 consecutive wins gives the Heat a longer regular-season winning streak than the Dolphins, Marlins or Panthers have ever had in their respective franchise histories.

Source: Miami Herald