Can the Heat break NBA record of most consecutive wins by 10 points or more?

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The Miami Heat went into the All-Star break with an eight-game winning streak. That streak, however, was also colored with eight victories that were each won by 10 points or more. The eight straight wins by 10 points or more by the Heat made them the 14th team in NBA history to accomplish this feat.

So the question becomes, can LeBron, Dwyane and the Miami gang break the record for most consecutive wins by 10 points or more… 10 straight games? To do it, they will have to win three straight games by double-figures on the road. After the break they face Portland on March 1, travel the next night to take on the Utah Jazz, and, if they win both of those games by 10 points or more, go for the record against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Following are the teams which have won the most consecutive games by 10 points or more. In addition, I’ve also listed those teams which have won the most consecutive games by 15 or more points, 20 or more points, and 25 or more points.

Consecutive wins by 10+ points, Teams, Year

10: Washington, 1946… New Jersey, 2004… Houston, 2008.

9: Boston, 2007… Cleveland, 2008… Miami, 2010

8: NY Knicks, 1969… Milwaukee, 1971… Portland, 1990… LA Lakers, 1990… Chicago, 1996 (twice that year)… Detroit, 2004… Miami, 2012

Consecutive wins by 15+ points, Teams, Year

8: Detroit, 2004

6: Cleveland, 1989…. Phoenix, 1990

Consecutive wins by 20+ points, Teams, Year

5: Milwaukee, 1970… Portland, 1978

Consecutive wins by 25+ points, Teams, Year

4: Houston, 1993

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