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LeBron James leads the way as Miami Heat wins 26th in a row

Everything about Consecutive Victory No. 26 was fine with LeBron James. (J. Pat Carter / AP)

With a home crowd that included Novak Djokovic, Rory McIlroy and Wladimir Klitschko, the Miami Heat kept doing what they’ve been doing since Feb. 3. For the 26th consecutive time, they won a game, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-77.

With Dwyane Wade sidelined on the bench in a waiter’s jacket  very white jacket, LeBron James scored 32 points, adding 10 assists and eight rebounds. Every day now, the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA-record 33-game winning streak gets a little closer, but if Miami players are feeling the heat, they aren’t showing it.

After the game, Wade, out with right knee soreness, interviewed James, asking how the team could with without a, ahem, superstar, before the mic was taken away.

“We have an ego-free team,” James said, then clarified that. “We’ve got ego — that’s what makes us who we are — but as a team, we just want to do what’s best for the team. That’s what it’s all about.”

LeBron James was all about dunks Sunday. (Marc Serota / Getty Images)

The Heat could break the record April 9 with a home game against Milwaukee, but getting to No. 34 won’t be easy. The team starts a four-game trip tonight with a game in Orlando, followed by Chicago, New Orleans and San Antonio.

Follow @CindyBoren on Twitter and on Facebook.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · March 25, 2013