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Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak over

By Holly Yan, CNN
updated 10:20 AM EDT, Fri March 29, 2013
LeBron James and the Miami Heat saw their winning streak end at 27 games with at 101-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. They were six games short of the NBA record. Check out these other streaks of significance. LeBron James and the Miami Heat saw their winning streak end at 27 games with at 101-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. They were six games short of the NBA record. Check out these other streaks of significance.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Heat were six wins away from matching the NBA record
  • They lost to the Chicago Bulls 101-97 on Wednesday night
  • Some Bulls fans gave the Heat a standing ovation as they left the court

(CNN) -- After a blazing hot winning streak, the Heat got turned off in Chicago.

The Miami Heat's 27-win run ended Wednesday night with a 101-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

LeBron James and company were six wins away from the NBA record of 33 consecutive victories. That record belongs to the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers.

So close: Miami Heat not the only ones to almost break a record

Before Wednesday's defeat in Chicago, the Heat's last loss was on February 1 to the Indiana Pacers.

Despite James' 32 points, Miami couldn't top Luol Deng and the Bulls in their third meeting this season.

While some Bulls fans reveled in triumph, holding a sign proclaiming, "THE STREAK IS OVER!!", many Chicago fans gave the Heat a standing ovation as the team left the court.

The Bulls have been a formidable opponent for Miami in the past. The Heat have a 40-50 all-time record against the Bulls in regular season, and a 15-30 record for games played in Chicago.

CNN's Loribeth Frey contributed to this report.

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