Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak over

Updated 10:20 AM EDT, Fri March 29, 2013

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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.

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

Despite James’$2 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.