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Miami go 17 in a row against the West

Posted on 17/12/2013 in Blog, NBA

Most experts agree that the Western Conference of the NBA is a much tougher place to be than the East – although somebody should tell Miami.

The Heat made it 17 straight wins over the West with a 117-94 blowout at the Jazz and now hold the second longest winning streak against Western Conference teams in NBA history.

A total of 77 points from the big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh was too much for a ragged Utah team.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was impressed with the way his team moved away in the third quarter.

He said: "The guys came out with great activity [defensively] but also offensively, very aggressive. It was a much more aggressive disposition than we had had previously."

Next up for the NBA champions is a trip home to face the East's leading team Indiana tomorrow (December 18th) before they have a chance to extend their Western Conference streak against Sacramento on Friday.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the East's top two? Check out our NBA odds and place a basketball bet.

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