The Heat defeated the Hawks last night 98-81, making their win streak extend to 19 and the season’s overall record to 48-14. Dwyane Wade stepped up last night and led the team with 23 points. #19 is special because it tops Michael Jordan’s longest winning streak that he ever had with the Bulls (18 in a row in the 95-96 season). So its just another notch for Lebron in the comparison-to-MJ argument.
“Let’s be honest, guys,” James said. “We’re not sitting here and saying this is not something special. This is an unbelievable streak that we’re on. 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.” – Lebron James, post-game
Now its the time to push for 20 wins a row. A feat that only three other teams have ever done within the same season. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33), the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22) and the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20). The Washington Capitols (who don’t exist anymore) also won 20 straight, spanning the end of the 1947-48 season and the start of the 1948-49 campaign.