Out of the four major sports, basketball appears to be the easiest sport for a great (or simply hot) team to accomplish a winning streak of epic proportions. In baseball, the old adage still rings true: you are only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. The very small probability that all five starting pitchers will catch fire at the same time is what makes it so difficult to maintain a prolonged winning streak. The longest winning streak in modern baseball history came in 2002 from the famous “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics, who strung together 20 consecutive victories. Their streak (and entire season in general) was so unexpected and garnered such attention that Hollywood made a movie about it. I don’t see that happening with the Heat anytime soon.