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  • The Miami Heat are attempting to win their 20th straight game Wednesday night at Philadelphia. Miami’s 19-game winning streak is tied for the fifth longest in NBA history. “Coming off a back-to-back, no excuses,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. “Everybody is ready to go.”
  • The Lakers won 33 in a row in 1971-72, the Houston Rockets won 22 straight in 2007-08 while the Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71) and Washington Capitols (1948) also won 20 straight.
  • Miami’s 48-14 record is its best start through 62 games, surpassing its 46-16 record during the 2004-05 season.
  • The Heat have won 38 straight games when outrebounding their opponent by double figures, including 5-0 this season.
  • LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists during this 19-game winning streak.
  • James has scored in double figures in 481 straight games, including 203 in a row for the Heat, a new franchise record.
  • The Heat are 34-4 this season when leading after the first quarter.
  • Mario Chalmers has hit at least one 3-pointer in 10 consecutive games.
  • Sixers center Spencer Hawes has three double-doubles over his last six games and 11 total this season.
  • Guard Nick Young is available to play after missing the last seven games with a sprained left ankle. Coach Doug Collins said that Young won’t start, however.
  • The Sixers have lost 13 straight regular season games against the Heat.
  • Point guard Jrue Holiday is the only player in the league averaging at least 18 points and eight assists per game.

– Andy Jasner

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