The Heat's streak is over, but we're not mourning it. Second-longest NBA winning streak ever is not an accomplishment to be ashamed of, right? We're more concerned about the beating LeBron James is taking, apparently without officials calling flagrant fouls. LeBron said he felt at least two plays on Wednesday night -- by Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson -- went beyond acceptable hard defensive strategy. The only flagrant foul called last night was on LeBron after a play in which he drove his shoulder into Carlos Boozer.
Players often cite LeBron's rare combination of speed and strength when describing how difficult it is to guard him.