HEAT Extend Winning Streak to 23 Games
Ball in his hands, a run at the longest winning streak in NBA history in the balance, and LeBron James had come to complete a downright destruction of these Boston Celtics. Flick of the wrist in the final seconds, and the flailing of hearts in the Garden. Yes, LeBron James charts a course for complete and utter destruction. Resistance is futile.
Once, James could be uneven in these telltale moments of games. Now, the best player on the planet is impenetrable. James made the final shot in the Heat’s 105-103 victory over the Celtics on Monday night – punctuating a performance of 37 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds – and refusing ultimately to let this streak end. On and on it goes now, 23 victories down and 10 more to reach the record 33 of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.