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Heat near record win streak

The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history Sunday,pulling away in the fourth quarter

Written by Associated Press | Toronto | Published: March 19, 2013 12:09:57 am

The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history Sunday,pulling away in the fourth quarter Sunday to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-91 for their 22nd consecutive victory. LeBron James had 22 points,12 rebounds and eight assists,Dwyane Wade added 24 points and nine assists,and Ray Allen scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the defending NBA champions. Chris Bosh finished with 18 points as the Heat equaled the mark set by the 2007-08 Houston Rockets. The record is 33 games,set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Miami will try to move into sole possession of second on Monday when it visits the Celtics — who ended the Rockets’ run five years ago.

Lakers forward Antawn Jamison scored 27 points and Metta World Peace added 22 as Los Angeles beat the Sacramento Kings 113-102 without Kobe Bryant for their sixth victory in seven games.

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