The second longest winning streak in NBA history has been halted.
The Miami Heat, winners of their past 27 games fell to the shorthanded Chicago Bulls Wednesday evening 101-97 from the United Center.
Without starters Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Rip Hamilton, along with reserve Marco Belinelli, the Chicago Bulls held a 9 point halftime lead like many other teams before them during Miami’s impressive run. In the third, the Heat were able to grab a two-point lead and looked ready to escape the Windy City with their 28th straight win.
However with LeBron heading back to the bench Chicago went on a run taking the lead and never looking back.
Nate Robinson scored 13 points in 21 minutes off the bench while Luol Deng led Chicago with 28 points.
LeBron, who was called for a questionable flagrant foul on Carlos Boozer in the fourth had yet another productive night offensively with 32 points.
h/t: The Big Lead