So how did it all transpire?
Don't let the final score fool you, as Miami trailed as late as the 2:48 mark of the third quarter. It just so happens that Detroit crumbled down the stretch and the Heat made a strong enough push to spread the score out.
It was another MVP-caliber performance from LeBron James, as he finished with 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting. The true star of the evening, however, was Pistons big man Greg Monroe, who tallied 23 points, 15 rebounds and six assists.
Even still, Miami managed to hold on for a victory that pushes the team to eight games behind the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' NBA record of 33 straight wins. Next is a home game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Before we look ahead, however, we must review a riveting Miami victory.