• Heat pull away from Raptors, win 22nd straight
    The Associated Press | March 18,2013
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    TORONTO — The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, 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 tied the 2007-08 Houston Rockets for the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. The longest 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 Boston Celtics — who ended the Rockets’ run five years ago.

    The Heat’s 10th straight road win came in the same city where their streak started with a 100-85 victory over the Raptors on Feb. 3 — Super Bowl Sunday.

    They’ve kept rolling right into March Madness.

    Miami blew it open behind Allen’s 3-point shooting after Toronto tied it at 77 early in the fourth quarter.

    Toronto is the third team with multiple losses to the Heat during the streak. t
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