The Miami Heat have won a season-high 20-straight games. At 49-14, the Heat have eclipsed the San Antonio Spurs with the best record in the NBA.
Can they catch the all-time number of 33-straight wins set by the 1971-72 Lakers?
"I'd say this is the most serious challenge we've had to our streak," Hall-of-Fame guard Gail Goodrich said to Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida. "I think they'll make a very, very, very serious run at our record. They might even break it. They're head and shoulders over the rest of the NBA. Who's going to beat them? There's not as much parity in the league now."
Bill Sharman, the Hall-of-Fame coach who guided the Lakers through their streak, also admitted Miami is a concern to the Lakers' record.
"It is certainly a possibility that the Heat could break our 33-game winning streak," said Sharman. "The record has held for 41 years, and all of us that participated in it are very proud to have been part of that season. However, [Heat president] Pat Riley has put together an amazing team, and I have to admit this one makes me a little nervous."