Monday, March 25, 2013
Stats to know: Heat 27-game win streak
By ESPN Stats & Information
Gary Bogdon/Getty ImagesThe Miami Heat are now just six games shy of tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest win streak in NBA history (33 games). Here’s what you need to know about the Heat’s streak to this point:
LeBron James and the Miami Heat stretch their win streak to 27 games
Second-longest win streak in North American sports
The Heat’s 27-game win streak isn’t just the second-longest in NBA history; it is the second-longest in the history of major professional North American sports according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Monday’s win breaks a tie with the 1916 New York Giants baseball club which won 26 straight.
Success in back-to-backs
Miami has gone 12-1 this season in the second night of back-to-back games this season for a win percentage of .923. The only team in NBA history that has finished a season with a win percentage higher than .920 in the second of back-to-back games was the 2006-07 Dallas Mavericks.
Win streak projections
Based on 10,000 simulations, Accuscore has the Heat extending their streak to 28 games in their next game Wednesday in Chicago at 64 percent. However, the projections give Miami just a 13 percent chance at tying the record at 33 and an 11 percent chance of winning 34 straight. The game where the simulations are most against the Heat is on March 31 when they take on the San Antonio Spurs on the road.
Hitting corner threes
Monday, Miami shot 10-16 on corner threes. The attempts and makes were each highs during the streak. In seven of the games during the 27-game win streak, the Heat have shot over 50% on corner threes.