The streak is officially over!
After winning 27 consecutive games, the Miami Heat have now lost for just the first time since February 1st (102-89 to the Indiana Pacers).
With Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Marco Belinelli all on the sidelines, the Chicago Bulls managed to pull off the giant upset and knock off the defending NBA Champions by a final score of 101-97 Wednesday night, thus ending their historic streak.
Miami was just six wins away from tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning-streak in NBA history.
Luol Deng played 44+ minutes for Chicago leading the team with 28 points, including four three-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists. Carlos Boozer also played a major role for the Bulls, chipping in a double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds.
LeBron James led all scorers with 32 points on 11 for 17 shooting, but it just wasn’t enough on this night. Dwayne Wade had 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Chris Bosh had 21 points and four blocks.
27 straight wins13 straight road wins2nd-longest streak in NBA historyGood run, @miamiheat
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 28, 2013
Spo after tonight’s #HEATgame: It was never about the streak, we have a bigger goal. Right now everything is about getting better.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 28, 2013
Laugh all you want, haters. The Miami Heat’s streak was absolutely amazing. Historic.
— Josh Sanchez (@jnsanchez) March 28, 2013
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) March 28, 2013
Breaking: reports inside visiting team locker room at United Center is that Miami Heat players are consoling distraught Miami Heat media.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 28, 2013
— Jose Bautista(@JoeyBats19) March 28, 2013
The @miamiheat win streak ends at 27 games with loss at Chicago. The ’71-71 Lakers’ record 33-game winning streak lives on possibly forever.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 28, 2013
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Miami Heat’s streak will come to an end at 27 wins.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 28, 2013
Without D Rose and Noah. How y’all feeling? #BULLSNATION
— IG: DionteMilitia (@LacedKryptonite) March 28, 2013
Luol Deng #1 Africa man like the Akeem #teamsheikie
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) March 28, 2013
I’m sorry to see The Streak end at 27. Still a great achievement. Congrats especially to LeBron who played at an MVP level for 28 straight.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 28, 2013
LeBron joked that the silver lining in the streak ending is the national media will stop following Heat around.
— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) March 28, 2013
Lebron was like SWERVE twitter.com/CraigStunna/st…
— CяαіgSтυииаBɛʟıɛʙɛя (@CraigStunna) March 28, 2013
Lebron averaged 27 during the streak, came back from 27 against the Cavs, and ended the 27 streak on the 27th. Crazy
— Silky Johnson (@SteveTheKid_) March 28, 2013
#LastTimeTheMiamiHeatLost Chris Bosh sobbed, Dwyane Wade flopped and LeBron’s hairline crumbled into a pile of ashes.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) March 28, 2013