Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Miami Heat became only the fifth team
in NBA history to win 20 consecutive games after the defending world champions
rallied down the stretch for a 98-94 decision over the Philadelphia 76ers at
Wells Fargo Center.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade once again led the way as Miami extended the
league's longest victorious stretch since the 2007-08 Houston Rockets ripped
off 22 in a row, with James accumulating 27 points along with eight assists
and Wade contributing 21 points with eight rebounds.
The Heat's accomplishment didn't come easy, however, as the 76ers put forth a
12-0 fourth-quarter run to turn a nine-point deficit into an 85-82 lead with 4
1/2 minutes to play.
Philadelphia was dealt its 13th defeat in 15 games despite a 24-point, 15-
rebound effort from Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday's 21 points and seven
assists. Evan Turner chipped in 15 points in a losing cause.
The Sports Network