LeBron James Video: Watch Star Extend Heat's Win Streak with Game-Winning Layup

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 6, 2013

LeBron James did what he does best for the Miami Heat.

He won them another basketball game.

The star forward and MVP frontrunner drained a huge left-handed layup in the waning seconds of the Heat's clash with the Orlando Magic to not only pull out the win, but extend the franchise's winning streak for the season to 16 straight games.

Playing at home against the 17-45 Magic, it was widely assumed that South Beach would be celebrating another win at the end of Wednesday's showdown. That notion was only further confirmed after the Heat dominated the first half and held a 55-40 lead into halftime.

Yet somehow, remarkably really, the Magic came back in the second half—buoyed by a stellar performance from Nikola Vucevic (25 points, 21 rebounds)—to lead the Heat by four points heading into the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

But like he's done so often this season, the King would come to the rescue for Miami—netting nine of his team's last 14 points—to extend the Heat's winning streak.

James finished with 26 points on the night and was a clutch 11-of-12 from the free-throw line as well. Dwyane Wade also would pick up 24 points and six rebounds whilst Chris Bosh chimed in with the franchise's sole double-double of the night (17 points, 10 rebounds).

The Los Angeles Clippers hold the season's longest winning streak at 17 games—something the Heat will try to match on Friday when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at home. Which, given Miami's dominance this season, seems all but likely to happen.

Especially if LeBron James shows up.


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