Today's Lakers are glad to see Miami fall short of 33 wins
Pau Gasol, a friend of Bill Sharman, who coached the 1971-72 Lakers to record win streak, says he's happy to see it stay unbroken. Kobe Bryant honors the Heat's 27-game streak. MINNEAPOLIS — The 1971-72 Lakers can exhale. Their 33-game winning streak is still the NBA's longest.
Jerry West: Really thought Heat would do it
Hall of Famer Jerry West told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that he had started to believe that the Heat, at the very least, would match the Lakers' all-time record of 33 wins in a row.
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Miami Heat win 27th game in row, six shy of tying Lakers' record
Dwyane Wade sits for a second straight game because of knee soreness in a 108-94 victory against the Orlando Magic. It's the second longest streak in NBA history, behind 1971-72 Lakers. ORLANDO, Fla. — Think of this as an added victory during this win streak.
LeBron, Heat rout Magic to win 27th straight
Winning isn't supposed to be this easy. LeBron James and the Heat cruised to their 27th straight win, a 108-94 rout of the Magic, leaving them just six short of the 1971-72 Lakers.
Miami extends winning streak to 26 by beating Charlotte, 109-77
The Heat is paced by LeBron James, who has 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in just 34 minutes. Miami is within seven wins of tying the NBA-record 33-game streak of the 1971-72 Lakers. — Beating Michael Jordan certainly is one way to legitimize a winning streak.