Jerry West, Lakers react to Heat loss

Updated: March 28, 2013, 12:54 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Hall of Famer Jerry West, one of the anchors of the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971-72 team and now a front-office consultant to the Golden State Warriors, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that he had started to believe the Heat, at the very least, would match the Lakers' all-time record of 33 consecutive wins.

"I really thought they were going to do it," West said by phone after the Heat lost to the Chicago Bulls 101-97, ending their winning streak at 27. "I really did.

"It's a ...

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