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Bill Sharman: Heat threat to streak

Updated: March 16, 2013, 1:28 AM ET
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Bill Sharman, who was coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971-72 season when the team reeled off an NBA-record 33 straight wins, believes that LeBron James and the Miami Heat have what it takes to challenge that mark.

Since setting the bar, the Lakers' record never has been seriously threatened. The Houston Rockets, who won 22 straight in 2007-08, were the only team to even reach 20 straight since the Lakers' magical run.

But now, the defending champion Heat led ...

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