The Miami Heat have reached lucky number 13 with their win streak, as they held off the Brooklyn Nets, 108-99, on Friday night. James Johnson led the way with 26 on the road for Miami, who handed the Nets their 12th straight loss. Goran Dragic added 21 points for the Heat, while Tyler Johnson chipped in with 18, helping their team rally from an 11-point second-half deficit. They now hold the longest win streak in the NBA this season, and the third-longest in franchise history. They were just 11-30 when the streak started with a win over the Houston Rockets on January 17th. Brook Lopez scored a game-high 30 points for the Nets in a losing effort. With the Detroit Pistons loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Heat are now just a game out of the final playoff spot in the East.
Green's Unusual Triple-Double Leads Warriors
While Klay Thompson led the way with 36 points for the Golden State Warriors in their 122-107 rout of the Memphis Grizzlies, Draymond Green had just four points, but stole the show. Somehow, the former Michigan State Spartan had an improbable triple-double, finishing with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals in the win. He becomes the first player to record a triple-double with less than 10 points in NBA history. Green also set a franchise-record with his 10 steals, which was the first 10-steal game since Brandon Roy did it in 2009. Kevin Durant had 24, while Andre Iguodala had 22 points, as Golden State improved to 45-8 overall, and 22-5 on the road. The Warriors now head to Oklahoma City for Kevin Durant's much-talked about return to face his old team.
Kane Reaches Record in Blackhawks Win
Patrick Kane scored in a 5-2 Chicago Blackhawks win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night, which was the 269th of his career. That number is so important, because that is now the most goals in franchise history from an American-born player. The rest of Kane's line of Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin each scored and combined for seven points in the fifth and final meeting with the Jets. Duncan Keith had the official game-winner, while Marian Hossa also found the back of the net, supporting Corey Crawford, who had 28 saves in his 22nd win of the year. Kane's historic goal came at 15:37 of the first period, the 18th of his season, as he moved past Tony Amonte on the all-time franchise list. He also sits at sixth on the all-time franchise list. Chicago now sits five points behind the Minnesota Wild for first in the Central Division.