Heat seek to extend streak to 26
Updated On: Mar 24 2013 02:48:46 PM EDT
The Miami Heat are trying to make their streak go to 26 Sunday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Heat are fresh off Friday’s win against the Pistons, which is the team the Bobcats lost to on Saturday night.
During Friday’s game, LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19, all to help the team extend their streak to 25. They were victorious against the Detroit Pistons, 103-89.
Miami trailed by as much as 11 in the first half before moving within eight of tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history. The Heat also won at home for the 16th straight time.
"We don't get caught up in things like that, saying that we're untouchable," said James, who also finished with eight assists and eight rebounds. "We know we can be beat by anybody, any night, if we don't come in with the mindset to play our game."
In this week alone, they made a comeback to win against Boston after they were down by 17 points and again they were down 27 points against Cleveland.
No real dramatics were needed Friday, especially after Miami allowed only 35 points after halftime.
"We were a little flat in the first half," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "But in the second half, the urgency was much better, created a lot more opportunities off of our defense. I liked the way we finished the game."