Can the Miami Heat break the LA Lakers record of 33 straight wins in a row?
Can they? Yes. Will they? I doubt it. When you know you're going to be the number 1 seed why wear your stars out chasing some record that doesn't matter? Rings are the only things that matter.
A couple of things will need to happen, They'll have to win at least 30 games straight in order to put it on the forefront of their mind to make "history". The coaches and management team as well as the players would have to be on the same page with regard to making it a priority.
I remember when the Chicago Bulls went 72-10. That team (wanted) to win every single game night in and night out. They were shooting for perfection. In today's climate it is more like what cdpayne described: If they lock up the best record to have home court for the whole playoffs they are likely to rest their stars. If on the other hand OKC and San Antonio keeps the pressure on them by staying within a couple of games for the best record for the remainder of the season then Miami will have an incentive to keep putting their best efforts out there. Last but not least they have to stay healthy. At any moment a key player could get injured.
It seems to me the schedule is in their favor. Among the other five first-place clubs they're done for the regular season with the Clippers, Pacers, and Thunder. The biggest test for Miami is when they play San Antonio and New York in back-to-back games March 31 and April 2. They would be wins 30 and 31. The contest against the Spurs will be the the fourth game in a four-game road trip. If the streak lasts that long and they win at San Antonio, they should feel pretty good about playing the Knicks in Miami. At that point the record will be in sight and they just might do it.
by Melody 5 years ago
Which team is your bet in NBA playoffs, San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat? Why?
by dailytop10 4 years ago
Will Miami Heat once again become the NBA champion?Should we expect a Miami vs San Antonio rematch?
by Steven Escareno 7 years ago
Okay, now that we have the finals set to get underway, who do you think will win it this year and why?
by ThinkLoud 7 years ago
I believe that if (when) Miami wins game 1 in Miami and get the psychological momentum that they will need to win game 2, Boston will be wore out game 3 and 4.
by AskAshlie3433 7 years ago
They have become dominant over the last month. After starting 9-8, they have won 16 of 17 games. Does the Heat stand with the elite of the league? Or, is it bacause most the teams they played, were .500 or below? Their flow, as a team, is better now but, that's a lot of ego's.
by Steven Escareno 4 years ago
As we all know, MIami Heat won back to back titles this year, in an epic game 7 series clincher no less. However, was that series fixed? Did David Stern purposely rig the game to where Miami cheated their way into another title? I personally don't think so, but a friend of mine brought...
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