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The greatest streak in NBA history

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers remember their record 33-game win streak

Originally Published: March 28, 2013
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This story was originally published in April 2012.

Last April, when the surviving members of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers gathered at a hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for a 40th anniversary reunion, two themes emerged: the ingenuity of coach Bill Sharman, and the implausibility of any team surpassing their 33-game winning streak.

They couldn't have imagined that only one year later the Miami Heat would come closer than anyone has -- in any American ...

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