The Miami Heat lost for the first time in two months last night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Heat 101-97. The Heat were on a 27-game win streak, which was the second longest in NBA history behind the 1971-72 Lakers squad that notched a 33-game streak. Miami guard Dwayne Wade appreciates the history, but he’s relieved that the streak is finally over.
The streak was ended by a gutsy effort from the Bulls, who are still playing without superstar Derrick Rose. Stepping up in his place was small forward Luol Deng, who had 28 points and had the job of guarding LeBron James throughout the game. Heat head coach Erik Spolestra believes it was the tough play from Deng and others that put them over the top.
Currently, the New York Knicks are the hottest team in the NBA with a 6-game winning streak.
The Heat will look to get back in the win column on Friday when they face off against the New Orleans Hornets. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.