Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The streak is over.
Luol Deng scored 28 points, Carlos Boozer added 21 with 17 rebounds, and the
Chicago Bulls clamped down defensively to come through with a 101-97 victory
over the Miami Heat and put an end to the reigning NBA champions' 27-game
Jimmy Butler chipped in 17 points for Chicago, which limited the Heat's potent
offense to a 44.4 percent success rate from the field in the second half to
deal Miami its first defeat since a 102-89 setback at Indiana on Feb. 1 --
despite All-Star center Joakim Noah sitting out a third straight outing with
an injured foot.
LeBron James still managed 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting in the setback, and
Dwyane Wade returned from a two-game absence to provide 18 points and seven
rebounds. Those efforts still weren't quite enough to prevent Miami to extend
the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, trailing only a 33-game
effort by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
Chris Bosh finished with 21 points for the Heat.
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