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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.

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

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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