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Heat Top Bucks to Take Possession of 3rd-Longest NBA Win Streak

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March 16 (Bloomberg) -- LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 28 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 107-94 win against the Milwaukee Bucks and sole possession of the third-longest National Basketball Association winning streak at 21 games.

The Heat surpassed the Bucks’ 20-game winning streak in 1970-71 and are one victory from matching the 2007-08 Houston Rockets’ run of 22 straight wins. The NBA record is held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who tallied 33 straight wins en route to an NBA title.

Dwyane Wade had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds last night for the Heat, who had a 51-42 halftime lead at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Miami has the best record in the league at 50-14, one game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs (50-16). The Bucks (32-32) hold the Eastern Conference’s eighth playoff spot, putting them in position to play the Heat in the first round of the postseason.

Ersan Ilyasova had 26 points and 17 rebounds and Brandon Jennings scored 21 points for the Bucks.

In Indianapolis, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant went scoreless in 12 minutes before leaving Los Angeles’ 99-93 win against the Indiana Pacers with pain in his sprained left ankle. It was the 15th time in his 17-year NBA career that he was held scoreless.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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