MIAMI -- In their 25-year history, the Miami Heat have won two championships, including one last season. Now they're setting their sights on something they've never done.
The Heat never have had the NBA's best regular-season record.
But if the Heat and LeBron James continue to play the way they have lately, it could happen. The Heat (36-14), who play their first game following the All-Star break Wednesday at Atlanta, have won seven straight to take a four-game lead over New York (32-18) in the Eastern Conference.
Winning the East is now looking to be the formality it appeared it would be at the start of the season. But suddenly having the No. 1 overall seed looks very possible.
The Heat, after being six games behind West leader San Antonio entering Feb. 3, are now four games behind the Spurs (42-12) and it's just two in the loss column. They're 1 games behind Oklahoma City (39-12) but the teams are even in the loss column and Miami has won the tiebreaker by sweeping the season...