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Heat Extend Streak To 19 With 98-81 Win Over Hawks

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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 12: Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Anthony Tolliver #4 and Mike Scott #32 of the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Arena on March 12, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 12: Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Anthony Tolliver #4 and Mike Scott #32 of the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Arena on March 12, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 19 games, leading wire-to-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81 on Tuesday night.

LeBron James scored 15 and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers added 14 apiece for the Heat, who matched the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. They will try for their 20th straight win on Wednesday at Philadelphia, the start of a five-game trip.

Only three teams have won at least 20 consecutive games in the same season: the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33), the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22) and the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20). The Washington Capitols also won 20 straight, spanning the end of the 1947-48 season and the start of the 1948-49 campaign.

Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks.

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