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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:50 pm  |  80 responses

Chicago Bulls End the Miami Heat’s 27-Game Winning Streak

Playing without Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Richard Hamilton, the Chicago Bulls improbably put an end to the Miami Heat’s historic 27-game winning streak. Final in Chicago: 101-97. The winning streak lasted 53 days, and Miami hadn’t lost since February 1st until tonight. Wow.

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  • MACARONI

    Nooooooooooo lol

  • Cesar

    stil the best team in the league right now

  • Anthony Dixon

    Should have ended against Sacremento

  • Wall to the Ball

    Da Bulls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • roscoe

    Carlos Boozer will forever be a CHI son after tonight. Print it.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    A round of applause for the Heat, a congratulations to the Bulls, and a “brava” to the King. This has been some truly amazing basketball the last two months, and let’s all hope for more to come going into the playoffs.

    http://i.imgur.com/u8vXl.gif

  • roscoe

    this ain’t golf… take ur applause elsewhere BRO

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon
  • Marcos Garcia

    you mean the refs put an end to the streak

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    This was a tough game. Seemed like every 50/50 play or call went the way of the bulls. That’s not a knock of the refs officiating job. Just seemed the ones that could go either way went the way of the bull. That being said, Chicago played with some serious hustle tonight. Heinrich was a beast.

  • pposse

    yessir

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    LeBron will have to send more messages like he did tonight with that foul on Boozer. Let guys know that some of those hard fouls aren’t appreciated. Can’t wait for the refs to take care of everything. Like Shaq, he takes a lot of hard hits because of how strong he is. If that fist from Shaq had landed on Brad Miller, things would have changed quickly. If it gets too physical and the refs aren’t keeping it under control, LeBron will need to set a hard screen or two or plow through a few screens like he did tonight.

    Jimmy Butler may end up being D-Rose’s best friend whenever he returns. If he gets the minutes he deserves.

  • Comment_System

    refs almost brought em back, so screw that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jab.ras.7 Jab Ras

    Great game. Nice run but Bulls played very well tonight

  • KBM

    Still going to reHeat.

  • roscoe

    well played.

  • su madre

    the streak is over, the streak is over

  • TV63

    Good Hopefully this will shut up the media for awhile.

  • zogs19994

    MA MAN…YOU TRY TO HARD ON THESE COMMENTS

  • mr.bataboom

    Co-sign

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon
  • The Philosopher

    Clapping his ass off…

  • Anthony Dixon

    when you lower ya shoulder into ppl its the only thing you can do. The offensive player can’t bully a defensive player and not expect to get hard.

  • Conor

    That’s rich.

  • fruizm

    Damn I wanted to see the Heat play the Spurs while still on this streak!

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Um, no.

  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge

    The UC was rockin tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge

    One of my co-workers mentioned Derrick Rose coming back. Said he should if they won this game. Seeing the fight they showed out there, I somewhat agree with him, though before the game we were in disagreement.

  • http://basketball-performance.com/ Basketball Tips

    well said my friend! a win-win situation here, Heat being the 2nd in the streak and Bulls being the team who protected the history of ’71-’72 Lakers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    Amazing run by the heat, bulls had to handle their business, its basketball

  • JML-G

    congrats to Bulls, but i think Heat will gain from this and finally have a reason to rest some players b4 playoffs.. as for Bulls, they can be tough, but even with DRose they aint championship caliber

  • underdog

    When I saw that hit, my first thought was, I’d have probably end up with several broken bone after that.

  • LP

    No homo

  • LP

    Hard fouls? I didn’t think any of those were hard fouls ….he tried to truck Hinrich and Taj Gibson didn’t even follow through… Very shocked LeBron complained about these fouls

  • russian guy

    Come on,it’s not like he is playing the 80s Pistons or 90s Knicks….’hard fouls’.Those fouls were good fouls,good plays.The push into Boozer that resulted in a Flag was just a little overreaction by the refs.Lebron will just have to play like he is playing right now…this retaliation non-sense is so old.

  • terry crouse II

    Crooked refs, anyone could see that game was fixed.

  • EJ

    The refs are always against everybody

  • Anthony Dixon

    lol

  • Ses

    We’ve (Bulls) always had Miami’s number (Except in the recent playoffs!).. The year after they won their champions back in 2006, on ring night in Miami we embarrassed them with a 42 point blow out win! The same year in the first round of the playoffs, we swept them. 2010 we won every regular season game against them. This season we’re 2 – 1 versus them with this crushing blow to there streak! I’m so proud to be a Bulls fan right now! Highlight of the season!

  • Ses

    And it great to see the Bully get bullied for a change! Man up Lebron!

  • danpowers

    i think if he reacts more often like he did with that shoulder bump, players would go after him even more than they already do now. im not a friend of superstar calls nor am i a big heat fan. but i like fair play. the league should really do something about it and “protect” james a bit more with their calls. just for a couple of games to send a sign. would be a shame if he went down for long after a cheap shot. that should be prevented.

  • LP

    Exactly! The Bulls have been beating the Heat in the regular season for a while now, this isn’t officiating….If the officials won this game, then the officials won The Finals last year…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    stop it, lol. You can also argue that the refs kept ur streak alive for 27 games, instead of having it end much shorter against teams like the Kings, the MAgic, and the Celtics.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Telling LeBron James to man up? lol. Foolishness.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    It matters most in the playoffs. They had your number when it mattered. You do know that the Bulls without Rose won’t be making it out of the 1st round while the Heat will most likely be headed to the Finals again, don’t you?

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    LeBron being as strong as he is doesn’t give defenders the right to tackle him or wrap their arms around his neck. If him being as strong as he is means he’s a bully to you, I disagree. He’s not a dirty player. Guys bounce off of him not because he throws elbows or anything else dirty. It’s simply because of how strong he is.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    The retaliation is called for. If guys keep getting hit hard, eventually they have to start hitting hard themselves.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    LeBron hitting someone almost as hard as he can going through a screen would be worth giving up a few points at the free throw line for a technical foul call or a flagrant 1 call. Referees should handle it. But if they don’t, the only other option is for him or one of his teammates to do it.

  • Max

    Haha

  • Max

    :)

  • Max

    Boozer laughed at that push.

  • Max

    No sh*t.

  • Max

    They are championship caliber with DRose.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    I’d like to know where that toughness and attitude was when DRose needed him in the Conference Finals two seasons ago.

  • Max

    Probably somewhere in Utah.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Miami would still clamp down on Rose leaving them with basically nothing else to count on offensively just like two seasons ago. They can’t get past that team in a 7 game series.

  • Max

    With some luck they maybe could.
    Last year for example, I don’t think Miami would’ve gotten past the Bulls had DRose been there and Miami still had all their problems.

  • airs

    double no

  • doom

    Yes they would’ve. No team in the East was going to give Miami a hard time the way the Celtics did, even with Bosh injured. At the end of the day, Boozer and Co. Would have under-performed while Rose would have been left to deal with Lebron guarding him again. Lets not forget that a less experienced Heat team beat Rose and the Bulls when Rose was at his best the year before. I also think the Thunder are a much better team than the Bulls with DRose healthy. I fail to see how the Bulls with less talent are more capable of beating the Heat than the Thunder are.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    The way LeBron and Wade dominated the Pacers in those last few games, I don’t see how the Bulls would have been able to handle them playing so well together. Rip Hamilton wouldn’t have been enough to make a difference. He wouldn’t have helped Rose all that much with the scoring.

  • vo

    Too bad the Bulls can’t beat them when it matters the most.

  • Max

    Because DWade and Bosh missed time/where just getting back in the ECF, something they didn’t do in the Finals.
    And Miami got more experience, well so did the Bulls.

  • Max

    I think the Bulls could have gotten a 3-1 lead and than just had to win 1 game against Miami with Dwade healthy. I’d say last year they had a 35% chance of beating them in those situations.

  • roscoe

    double certified guarantee… he will go down in history for that double double.

  • roscoe

    wake up youngster… yes.

  • ratguts

    in his duffle bag.

  • RedDragon10

    lol what does that exactly mean in the long run? Did the bulls win anything meaningful in those years that they “dominated” the heat? The playoffs are the only thing that matter and the champion is the only one respected. I mean in 2011, didn’t the bulls give up a large deficit to a 17-3 comeback by lebron and wade? That stat doesn’t matter because miami lost anyway to Dallas.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Unless DRose figured out a way to score on LeBron late in games (since he didn’t figure it out that well in 2011), I don’t see how that team could have gotten a 3-1 lead on the Heat.

  • russian guy

    What would be gained by doing that?You think all of a sudden players stop setting screens or stop fouling or going to the hoop?C’mon…

  • doom

    If they both gained experience, and one team is still better, what is your back up to your claim that they could’ve beaten the Heat? That makes no sense.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Guys understand that if they do anything out of line, they’ll get hurt. That’s what it does.

  • Conor

    LOL

    No.

  • danpowers

    yup. that why you should alsways have a guy like kurt thomas on a team. if ur stars get hit, coach needs to put him on the floor just to commit a flagrant 2 on whoever just fouled your star guy. if id be a coach id do that hehe

  • Max

    Because they ‘got worse’ by having an injured Bosh and Wade.
    I mean, the Heat needed (is that a word) 2 MONSTER games by Lebron to get past the Celtics, and as far as I’m concerned, the Bulls with DRose on the team last year are a better team than those C’s. Do you get my point?

  • Max

    Because Wade and Bosh didn’t play/were severely hurt the first 4 games.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Birdman could do it. Udonis Haslem also. But he was in foul trouble.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    I’d take LeBron playing with a hurt DWade over Rose and the guys he was playing with. A hurt DWade could score easier than the healthy guys Rose had with him.

  • Max

    Allright than.

  • ATL dynamite

    *Hinrich, a thumb up though

  • 23

    If you watched 1 second of Miamis postseason, you would know they weren’t losing to anybody. Their will was monstrous in every big game

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