Found March 28, 2013 on
In The Neutral Zone:
The Heat had not lost a game since February 1st. Until now. The fact is they were very close to closing out the month of March without losing. But then there were the Chicago Bulls. They played without their best player Derrick Rose yet again. The Miami Heat loveem or hate em will go down in history as having the second longest winning streak in NBA history. The fact that it took a good Chicago Bulls team to finally end the streak says alot about the Heat. The Heat own the best record in the East by a wide margin. But don’t get the idea that the Knicks, Bulls,Celtics and Pacers are afriad or in awe of the Heat.
The streak was and many ways very impressive simply because of the level at which they played. Toward the end of the streak whether it was the attention or the fact that they felt the could spot a team a lead and comeback as they had done mostly throughout the streak it caught it with them. There has been alot of thoughts that it would be better to lose now and peak at the playoffs instead of going for the record and then have nothing left for the playoffs. As much as I hate to admit it I was thinking that too, until I remember that on one of the Bulls championship run they boasted the leagues best record at 72-10 onm their way to winning the NBA title that season, so it stands to reason you can do both break a record and still have something left in the tank for the playoffs and win a title. The record holder of the NBA’s longest win streak the 1971-72 Lakers won the NBA title that season against the New York Knicks in 5 games. So anything can happen. The Lakers record that season was 69-13. The Heat with this loss have 15 loses so that record is gone as well.
One thing I did learn about the Heat during this streak and about them this season, after winning the championship last season, they play with a purpose this season,whether to prove to themselves that it wasn’t a fluke or that this is the start of a Jordan – Bulls run like in the 90′s they are playing like the champions they are. Let’s see where all of this carries the Heat in mid April when the playoffs start.
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Derrick Rose may not return to the Chicago Bulls this season, but if he does, it looks like he’ll be ready.
Video of Rose playing some of his teammates in one-on-one shows him making hard cuts and quick changes of direction just like he used to before he went down with an ACL tear during the first round of the playoffs last year.
Questions of whether or not Rose’s game would...
While fully participating in all aspects of practice, the return date for Derrick Rose remains completely unknown. The only glimpse of Rose action has been the recycled shots from his pregame warmup routine, most notably shown before a nationally televised Bulls game. After practice Tuesday, Rose joined teammates Daequan Cook, Marquis Teague, Vladimir Radmanović, Nazr Mohammed...
As Professor Farnsworth would say on "Futurama," good news everyone! Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose is back on the practice court and going full blast on that injured knee. Yesterday, the All-Star guard went through one-on-one drills (h/t Beyond The Buzzer) with his teammates where he showed he hasn't lost touch on his jumper and still has that quick first-step...
Injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he will not suit up against Miami on Wednesday and sounds like a player who just might miss the entire season.
Rose squashed rumors that he might make his long anticipated return from surgery on his left knee against LeBron James and the Heat with two words at the morning shootaround: ''Not tonight.'' The comments came...
There was a prediction that existed among optimistic Chicago Bulls fans that their MVP Derrick Rose would pick Wednesday to return to the lineup to vanquish the mighty Miami Heat.
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As long as there are sports—and let’s hope it’s forever—there will always be comebacks. That can mean a team coming back from a deficit, an athlete returning from a devastating injury or a guy coming out of retirement to lace ‘em up again. With the entire NBA awaiting Derrick Rose’s return to the Bulls lineup, [...]
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