The many streaks of the Miami Heat
March, 13, 2013
By Elias Sports Bureau/Ernest Tolden, ESPN Stats & Information
Isaac Baldizon/NBAE, Getty ImagesLeBron James and Dwyane Wade can look back at this season with lots of good memories.
It seems as if every day, a historic mark has either been approached or surpassed, the latest coming with their 20th straight victory on Wednesday night.
Let’s review some of the most memorable ones in the Elias Sports Bureau's archives from this season.
LeBron’s 20-point streak
LeBron James scored at least 20 points in 33 consecutive games to start the 2012-13 season, the second-longest streak of 20-point games to start a season since the ABA/NBA Merger.
The one longer was by George Gervin- a 45-gamer for the 1981-82 San Antonio Spurs.
In February, James became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent from the field in six consecutive games.
Dwyane Wade has scored at least 20 points and shot at least 50 percent in each of his last 11 games.
He’s the first guard with a streak of at least 11 games with those totals since Michael Jordan had an 11-gamer for the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season.
14 straight vs the 76ers
The Heat have won 14 consecutive regular-season meetings against the 76ers, It is their longest active win streak against one opponent and their third-longest against an opponent in franchise history.
20 straight overall
The Heat’s 20-game winning streak is tied with the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks for third-longest in NBA history, trailing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33)and the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22).
The 20-game winning streak is the longest in NBA history by a defending champ, surpassing the 19-game streak by the 2008-09 Boston Celtics.
The 20-game winning streak is the longest for a reigning NBA MVP. The second-best is the 17-gamers by David Robinson with the 1995-96 San Antonio Spurs and Steve Nash of the 2006-07 Phoenix Suns.