At some point in time, the Miami Heat’s historic win streak will come to an end. At some point, LeBron James will fail to fill the box score enough to put his team over the top, and the Heat will lose for the first time since Feb. 1. So who’s to say it won’t happen tonight against the Bulls on Comcast SportsNet? Tune in tonight and get the hometown call with Neil and Stacey, beginning with Bulls Pregame Live at 6:30.
Only one team in NBA history—the 1971-’72 Los Angeles Lakers—have put together a longer win streak than the current Miami Heat.
MVP frontrunner LeBron James and the Heat have won 27 straight games dating back to a Feb. 3 win in Toronto and have improved their record from 29-14 to 56-14 in the process, moving to the top of the NBA for best record and all but wrapped up the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
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The historic run has been led by James, who in addition to his other improved statistics is shooting a career-best from the field. During the 27-game win streak, James has averaged 27.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.0 assists and shot better than 57 percent from the field. He has played the last two games of the stretch without his co-pilot, Dwyane Wade, and the former Finals MVP (knee) is a game-time decision tonight.
James has enjoyed personal successes against the Bulls, averaging 29.3 points in 35 career games against his Windy City foes, but his stay in Miami hasn’t been a breeze.
The Bulls and Heat have split games this year, each team winning on the road, and since James made "The Decision" to take his talents to South Beach, the Bulls are 6-3 against the Heat in the regular season. Miami did, however, get the best of Tom Thibodeau’s group in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals, winning in five games.
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Rose won’t play—the Bulls still list him as day-to-day—while center Joakim Noah (foot) is a game-time decision. The Heat have won 13 straight on the road but likely haven’t faced the kind of grind-it-out, 48-minute affair they’ll face tonight in Chicago.
See if the Bulls can both put a stop to history and maintain their fifth-seed standing in the Eastern Conference tonight on Comcast SportsNet. And get interactive by using #BullsTalk on Twitter and by checking out Bulls Pulse throughout the game!