27 Mar 2013

Heat win 27th in a row

10:57 am on 27 March 2013

The Miami Heat edged closer to the Los Angeles Lakers' longest winning streak in NBA basketball history, beating Orlando 108-94 behind a 24-point effort from LeBron James.

James also had 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Heat who claimed their 27th consecutive victory as they close in on the 33-game winning streak set by the 1971-72 Lakers, who had Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West on the team.

The Heat do have to play the number team in the West, San Antonio, before they can break the record.