Heat stretch winning streak to 18; IU wins Big TenMIAMI (AP) — It’s not a LeBron James winning streak. It’s a Miami Heat winning streak.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
MIAMI (AP) — It’s not a LeBron James winning streak. It’s a Miami Heat winning streak.
If there was any confusion on that point, the reigning NBA champions might have cleared that up Sunday night.
Mario Chalmers scored 26 points, Chris Bosh added 24 and the Heat won their 18th straight game, easily topping the Indiana Pacers 105-91 — even with James scoring only a season-low 13, yet clearly helping control play with seven assists and six rebounds.
“That’s the thing about our team,” Chalmers said. “We can click on all cylinders.”
The streak ties the seventh longest in NBA history, and is the league’s best since the Boston Celtics won 19 straight in November and December 2008.
No. 2 Indiana beats No. 7 Michigan for Big Ten title
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cody Zeller squeezed the basketball as the final seconds ticked off the clock, sealing Indiana’s first outright Big Ten title in two decades.
Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke’s shot at the other end, lifting Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.
“We’ve been working on that all year — closing out games,” said Zeller, who had 25 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wolverines blew a chance to win a share of the Big Ten title for a second straight year for the first time since the 1985 and 1986 seasons.
“This really hurts,” Burke said. “This was for a championship.”