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At 16 wins, Heat still are unimpressed

Thursday - 3/7/2013, 8:44pm  ET

Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts after scoring the go-ahead layup against the Orlando Magic with 3.2 seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Heat won 97-96. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

TIM REYNOLDS
AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James drove to the rim and scored on Miami's final play, winning a game in memorable fashion and preserving the Heat's winning streak that has lasted for five weeks.

Still, the Heat are not impressed by, well, themselves these days.

For Miami, 16 playoff wins are the goal -- not a 16-game winning streak during the regular season. To the Heat, the regular season is an 82-game tuneup for the challenges that await in April, May and they hope, June -- when they'll try to win the 16 postseason games needed to successfully defend their NBA championship. And that's why even buzzer-beating wins aren't sending the Heat locker room into a celebratory frenzy right now.

"We're enjoying it," Heat forward Shane Battier said, "but we have bigger goals."

James scored with 3.2 seconds left on Wednesday night, lifting Miami to a 97-96 win over the Orlando Magic. Miami's 16th straight victory gave the Heat a 7
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