Heat prove they can win ugly, too

Miami finds a way to grind it out against Memphis, run win streak to 13 games

Updated: March 2, 2013, 12:30 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Yes, even a defending NBA champion riding one of the longest winning streaks in franchise history has insecurities and plenty to prove.

For the Miami Heat, Friday night's game against the rugged Memphis Grizzlies represented an opportunity to prove they could go blow-for-blow with one of the best inside punchers in the league and still emerge on their feet.

"Anytime you have a matchup like that, you always want to win," Heat center Chris Bosh said after the Heat's 98-91 victory ...

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