They averaged 121 points a game. Right there, you know it was a very different NBA.
They had three Hall of Famers in the starting lineup. They actually started the season with four, but that story is coming.
They would win a then-NBA-record 69 games, 33 of which came in succession.
They were, of course, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
That’s the team the Miami Heat have been chasing since they launched their great streak, which reached 25 with Friday night’s conquest of Detroit. The Heat are being followed with serious interest in Los Angeles, especially since most of the principals are still very much with us.
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