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PBT Extra: Can the Pacers snap Heat’s streak Sunday?

Mar 7, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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The Miami Heat are at 16 wins in a row — one short of the season high (the Clippers got to 17, remember) and just approaching halfway to the NBA’s all-time record (33 for the 1972 Lakers), but the talk has started to focus on how long the Heat’s streak can go on.

A real test comes up Sunday with the Pacers, and Kay Adams and I talk about that. We also talk about all the crazy comebacks in the NBA Wednesday and what, if anything, we should read into the Lakers win over the Hornets.

  1. miamatt - Mar 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    The Pacers are a good team and they present a tough matchup for Miami so yes, they can.

    Will they? is another question. The Heat have been on a mission of late, especially against top-tier teams, and they are awfully tough to beat at home.

  2. Jeff - Mar 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Yes.

    • pantsfreezone - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      In Miami? No. In a 7 game series? Hahaha, no.

    • acdc363 - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      I second that! Heat are great but if any team can stop them right now it’s the Pacers.

    • hehateme2 - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      No… but the Heat do look bored as of late. That’s what happens when you’re so much better than everyone else. Sigh….

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Got a game Friday. Worry about Sunday on Sunday

  4. savvybynature - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Is this the most over-hyped streak ever? Don’t get me wrong, it’s impressive, but it’s only the second longest winning streak this season. It’s only the third longest winning streak in the past year, going back to the Spurs winning 20 in a row, 10 of which were in the playoffs. It’s a nice run they’ve been on, but that’s it; it isn’t anything historic or even close.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 8, 2013 at 6:40 AM

      First off, nobody on the Heat is saying anything even remotely “hype” about the win streak. It’s all from outside sources.

      Second, in a long meaningless regular season, people need to talk about something. They bed to find meaning in the meaningless. So here’s something to talk about.

      Third, it gives people a way to talk down about the Heat. The talk isn’t so much about how well they’re playing or how awesome they are. It’s about all the other win streaks that were SOOOOOOO much more impressive than this one. And then, just wait until the Heat lose. It’ll give all of you a chance to rip them again.

      • davidly - Mar 8, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        If the regular season is long and meaningless, then the streak would be long and meaningless as well. I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle

    • acdc363 - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Totally agree bro.

    • miamatt - Mar 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      I must agree, it isn’t anything historic YET, and it may not get that far. But if this streak is still on in a week it does place them in elite company (obviously the Lakers have blown everbody out of the water with 33).

      More impressive than the streak to me is the way Miami has handled the elite teams they have played, both at home and on the road.

      • acdc363 - Mar 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

        BOOM! Well said.

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