Miami Heat Extend Winning Streak to 25 Games with Win vs. Pistons

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2013

The Miami Heat are eight wins away from history.

Miami extended its incredible winning streak to 25 games on Friday night, as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company rode a strong second-half performance to a 103-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons in South Beach. 

Detroit, which has now lost 10 straight games, came out strong, scoring 28 points in the first quarter to take an early six-point lead. But the Heat would bounce back, outscoring the Pistons 81-61 over the final three quarters.

Greg Monroe delivered a big-time performance for Detroit in a losing effort, scoring 23 points, reeling in 15 rebounds and dishing out six assists.

Meanwhile, James powered the defending champions with 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the field. He also chipped in eight rebounds and eight assists.

After winning 12 straight to end February, the Heat are now 13-0 in the month of March, putting them at 54-14 overall in the regular season. 

The Heat aren't the only team streaking this spring. The Denver Nuggets have won 14 in a row, and will put their streak on the line Saturday night at home against the Sacramento Kings.

But while the Nuggets' streak is impressive, Miami's is nearing record-breaking status. The Heat's winning streak, which began back on Feb. 3 against the Toronto Raptors, is currently the second-longest winning streak in league history behind the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 straight games.

The Heat will look to extend the streak to 26 straight games on Sunday night at home against the struggling Charlotte Bobcats.

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