Miami’s run ends at 27 after defeat to Bulls

CHICAGO – Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak in the NBA ended when they were beaten by the Chicago Bulls at a raucous United Center.
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half. Net photo.
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half. Net photo.

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Cleveland    92-93    Boston
Philadelphia    100-92     Milwaukee
Toronto    88-107    Atlanta
Charlotte    114-108    Orlando
New York    108-101    Memphis
New Orleans    91-105    LA Clippers
Houston    91-100    Indiana
Minnesota    117-120    LA Lakers
Oklahoma City    103-80    Washington
San Antonio    100-99    Denver
Utah    103-88    Phoenix
Golden State    98-105    Sacramento


CHICAGO – Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak in the NBA ended when they were beaten by the Chicago Bulls at a raucous United Center.

The Bulls won 101-97 at home to hand the NBA champions their first defeat since February 1. Miami’s 27 consecutive wins was the second longest winning streak in the NBA.

Only the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 in a row, had a longer winning sequence in any of America’s professional sports, and after the loss, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra reflected on a remarkable accomplishment.

“I had everyone come in and put a hand on each other,” Spoelstra said. “It was the first time I had mentioned the streak.

Playing without center Joakim Noah, guard Marco Belinelli, guard Richard Hamilton and Derrick Rose, the Bulls got 28 points from Luol Deng, while Carlos Boozer compiled 21 points and 17 rebounds.

Boozer came up with the biggest basket for Chicago, fighting off two opponents to grab an offensive rebound, then following it in to make the score 96-89 with 57 seconds remaining.

James led Miami with 32 points, while Chris Bosh scored 21 and Dwyane Wade had 18.

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