After 27 straight wins, Miami's record-setting dreams came to an end with a 101-97 loss against the Chicago Bulls.
(Photo: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Before last night’s loss, Miami was just six games away from reaching the 33-game record set by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72. With expectations and pressure running high, the loss was tough for players to shoulder. ESPN reports:
“'It's one of the best that this league has ever seen,'" [LeBron] James said, referring to the streak that began on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. "We recognized that and rightfully so."
James tried to spur yet another comeback in the final minutes, getting mad after a rough foul. But the reigning MVP never could get the defending champions even or, more importantly, ahead.
With only two-tenths of a second left, James took the final inbounds pass in his own end, dropped the ball to allow time to expire, turned and walked toward the exit.”
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