Take heart, Heat. Look out, NBA.
When the Los Angeles Lakers' 33-game winning streak ended, they hit a bit of a lull before rolling through the playoffs and winning the NBA title.
That scenario likely would suit Miami just fine since the defending champions have said all along they were focused on repeating more than breaking a record.
Dwyane Wade even sounded relieved Miami's run stopped at 27, courtesy of the Chicago Bulls.
''Now that it's over, I'm glad it's over,'' he said after the 101-97 loss Wednesday night, his team's first defeat in nearly two months.
''It really didn't matter to us,'' Wade said. ''If you get it, it's awesome. If you don't, we still won 27 games in a row. That's pretty awesome. So we really weren't like, `We've got to get that record.' Not at all.''
So, with their name firmly attached to the second-longest streak in NBA history, the Heat did what they would have done if it had still been going strong. They took Thursday off in New Orleans, where they'...