Miami Heat chasing history
Eleven games stand between the Miami Heat and basketball immortality.
After Monday night's 105-103 victory against Boston, LeBron James and company ride a 23-game winning streak into tonight's matchup in Cleveland against the reigning MVP's former team.
The good news: The Cavaliers aren't a very good basketball team. Better news: The Heat (52-14) have star power to rival the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who won an NBA record 33 games in a row.
It's entirely possible this Miami squad has four future Hall of Famers on its roster in James, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and, potentially, Chris Bosh. The Lakers roster featured four Hall of Famers in Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich and Jerry West, plus current Heat team president Pat Riley.
Just four of the Heat's remaining opponents are over .500, and only one has a winning record against Miami this season: The Knicks, who've won two of their three meetings.
That said, anything can happen on any given night. Wade could go down with an injury. James could have an off night.
Maybe the Spurs will play all their starters this time on March 31 and romp.
Anything is possible.