Nate Robinson of the Bulls gets his celebration on. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Game Over

VIDEO: Heat's streak goes cold as Bulls run wild

A four point win counts as a rampaging triumph when the team you beat just won 27 straight games.

WHAT BEGAN ON 1 February this year was emphatically ended by the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler last night.

Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak was abruptly halted in Chicago as a shorthanded Bulls won out 101-97.

Chicago were without Derrick Rose, recovering long-term from knee surgery, Marco Belinelli and Yoakim Noah but superior rebounding and three-point shooting were too much for their guests.

The loss means the NBA’s longest winning streak, set by the LA Lakers in 1971-72, shall remain at 33 games for now.

“We’ve been saying it all year; when we’re at our best, we can beat anybody,” said Deng.

Luol Deng [28 points] and Carlos Boozer were Miami’s chief tormentors but the exclamation point was delivered by Jimmy Butler:

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