33 in a row?
The Los Angeles Lakers won 33 games in a row in the 1971-72 season. They also beat the New York Knicks for the NBA championship in five games.
The Miami Heat currently is at 24 games in a row. They are defending champions and the best team in the NBA. Given all that, they would have to win an additional 12 straight games to break a 40-year-old record of 33 games.
The longest winning streak I was ever a part of was 11 games for the Denver Nuggets in 1984. During that time, it seemed as though we would never lose again. I can also tell you, it takes a tremendous toll on you physically and mentally.
LeBron James is averaging over 38 minutes per game. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are not far behind. At some point, if they keep winning, the Heat will have to decide what is more important, the winning streak or rested superstars going into the playoffs.
I thought it might be interesting to compare the two teams. Here's a breakdown of them both:
Miami Heat perimete...