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The Miami Heat have long been locked into the top seed in the NBA playoffs but the rest of the field is almost decided as the NBA regular season wraps up this week.
The Miami Heat extended its winning streak Monday night with a 108-94 victory over the Orlando Magic. The victory pushed the winning streak to 27 straight games or one-third of the NBA season.
The Miami Heat entered into elite company Wednesday night when the team won its 20th straight game, becoming only the fourth team in NBA history to accomplish the feat in one season.
The Miami Heat continued to chase history Wednesday night when the team won its 20th consecutive game, knocking off the Philadelphia 76ers. But streaks are nothing new to sports teams in Miami.
The NBA Most Valuable Player award won’t be given out for months, but there is little doubt that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is playing at a level no one in the league can come close to matching.
Rapper Lil Wayne claimed he was kicked out of Sunday’s Miami Heat game for rooting for the wrong team, according to a tweet from the performer.
For a few exciting minutes in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers resembled the championship-caliber dynamo everybody expected this season, making a big run and surging past the Miami Heat. And then LeBron James calmly demonstrated why the Heat are the defending NBA champions and the Lakers are in 11th place in the Western Conference.
Miami Heat fans have been doing a lot of hand wringing as of late due to the team’s repeated rebounding woes contributing to a few losses. But the Heat is in first place, something another team of superstars out west are nowhere near.
The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the basketball world Monday morning when they hired former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns head coach Mike D’Antoni to be the team’s new head coach, replacing Mike Brown who was fired on Friday.