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Heat beat Bucks, stretch win streak to 21 games; Lakers defeat Pacers
March 17, 2013
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MILWAUKEE: LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 28 points and Dwyane Wade added 20 to spark defending NBA champion Miami to a 21st consecutive win in a 107-94 rout of Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

The Heat have the third-longest win streak in NBA history and can match the second-best run, 22 in a row by the 2007-08 Houston Rockets, by winning on Sunday at Toronto. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers set the record of 33 wins in a row.

James also contributed 10 rebounds and seven assists while Wade had nine assists and seven rebounds as Miami’s three stars combined to make 32-of-57 shots from the field.

The Heat, the only NBA team to have beaten every other club this season, have not lost in six weeks, since falling on Feb.1 at Indiana. And they showed how much they have improved since a 104-85 December loss to the Bucks. Meanwhile, Dwight Howard scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Kobe Bryant went scoreless in limited minutes due to an ankle injury as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 99-93 on Friday.

Agence France-Presse

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