Miami Heat Extend Winning Streak to 22 Games with Win vs. Raptors
All the Miami Heat do is win.
The team extended its epic winning streak to 22 games on Sunday, March 17, defeating the Toronto Raptors 108-91. The win now ties the team with the 2007-08 Houston Rockets for the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 24 points and nine assists, while LeBron James added 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. Ray Allen also got into the action off the bench, scoring 20 points and shooting 4-for-6 from beyond the arc, while Chris Bosh chipped in 18 points.
Rudy Gay led all scorers with 27 points (he added eight rebounds and four assists), while Amir Johnson had a monster game for the Raptors, scoring 18 points and pulling down a whopping 18 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Raptors are no strangers to the Heat's current winning streak. On Feb. 3, the Raptors were the first victim of the Heat's 22-game winning streak.
Double-digit victories like the one on Sunday have also become a regularity for Miami, as the team has accumulated 14 of them during the winning streak.
The Heat may be the most dominant team in all of sports right now, and the team's current winning streak is arguably more impressive than the Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game points streak, during which the Blackhawks technically lost three games in overtime but still earned a point.
The Heat will top the Lakers' 33-game winning streak?
And with the way the schedule lines up, the Heat could challenge the Lakers' record. If the Heat survive March tests against the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks—and avoid any letdowns against lesser opponents—breaking the record is feasible.
And with the way the team is going right now, it doesn't seem that far-fetched.
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