Miami Hot Streak Burns On

Brett Pizzi, Staff Writer

The Miami Heat brought their historic 23 game win streak to Cleveland Wednesday, following their win in Boston on Monday. Miami almost lost their 2nd longest streak in NBA history in Cleveland. The Cavaliers ended the first and second quarters ahead of the Heat, closing out the first half with a 55-24 lead. The Cleveland lead stretched out to 27 points in the third quarter, but a 34-10 run got Miami back into it.
“That guy right there doesn’t want to lose in this building,” teammate Dwyane Wade said, nodding at James.
The Miami Heat are within nine games of matching the record of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers 33 consecutive wins.
The game was set back from the start, with a 35 minute delay before the tip, due to a leaky scoreboard. To add to the craziness, a Cavs fan ran onto the court during the fourth quarter.
James proceeded to pat the fan on the head as he was escorted off the court by security.
“He said he missed me and come back, please,” Lebron said, regarding the fan.
The Miami Heat outplayed the Cavs in the second half, but most importantly in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavs 30-18 in the fourth to steal the win for Miami.
“Once Shane made those threes, we were kind of like, ‘This is where it gets fun,’ because we know we can come back from a deficit,” Dwyane Wade, shooting guard, said.
Lebron was clearly the dominating factor, scoring 25 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and having 10 assists in 42 minutes on the court. Mario Chalmers also added on 17 points, 9 of those points coming from 3 point shots, and Dwyane Wade scored 11 points on the night.
After beating the Cavs, Miami’s next ten games are against teams with a combined .399 winning percentage. While they can’t celebrate just yet, Miami has a fair chance to become the team with the most consecutive wins in NBA history.