The Miami Heat won their 21st straight game in the NBA thanks to a convincing 107-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday night.
Lebron James and Chris Bosh led the way with 28 points each, as Miami continued its impressive streak at the expense of everyone else in the league.
Bosh, who was 12-0f-16 in Friday’s triumph will return to his old stomping grounds in Toronto, where Miami’s winning streak began on February 3 with a 100-85 victory on Super Bowl Sunday.
Bosh revealed that it was Shane Battier who gave a passionate speech on that night and whose words still resonate deeply within the team.
“It was after that Super Bowl,” he said. “I guess the main focus was that you’re going to miss me when I am gone. He tied in everything in life to the Super Bowl.”
After trailing by one after the first quarter the Heat turned it on and took a nine-point lead into the half-time break and never looked back, despite a brief run in the fourth quarter by the Bucks.
Miami did receive a scare though early on when Dwayne Wade went down hard and had to leave the court with what team officials said was a neck strain. He was put through some concussion tests and passed and re-entered the game in the second quarter looking no worse for wear.
The 1971-72 LA Lakers hold the NBA record for the most consecutive wins in a season when they went 33 games without a loss and the Heat will face a tough stretch of three road games in the next week, including a marquee matchup against the Boston Celtics on Monday.
With another Miami Heat win on Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors, they will equal the mark set by the Houston Rockets in 2007-08 when they posted 22 straight victories.