Where Streak Victims Went Wrong in Stopping Miami Heat's Path of Destruction

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Where Streak Victims Went Wrong in Stopping Miami Heat's Path of Destruction
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Miami Heat fell just a few games short of breaking the seemingly untouchable 33-game win streak record, there's no doubt that their streak of 27 consecutive victories was one for the ages.

Whether they were blowing teams out of the water or escaping by small margins, the Heat were winning basketball games. It seemed like no team could stop them. That is, until the night the Chicago Bulls banded together without two of their best players (Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah) to finally down the Heat in a physical affair.

Chicago did a lot of things correctly that game and finally figured out how to close out Miami, something other teams flirted with but never fully grasped.

There were definitely some close calls for the Heat during the streak, which begs the question: What could these teams have done differently to stop Miami?

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