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By Michael Almonte
The Miami Heat have been the talk of the sports field the past month with their incredible 27-game winning streak, but all things eventually will come to an end. The Chicago Bulls spoiled the fun ending the Heat’s winning streak Wednesday night with a 101-97 win at the United Center. The Heat’s 27-game streak is the second longest in NBA history as they came within six games of tying the 1972 Los Angeles Lakers mark at 33. The Heat had not lost a game since the Indiana Pacers defeated them back on February 1st. The Heat still own the best record in the NBA with a 56-15 mark and have a showdown upcoming Sunday night in San Antonio against the Spurs in a possible NBA Finals preview.
Ainge said the team has been in contact with the representatives of Mickael Pietrus, who had been somewhat of an afterthought. “We have been in contact with the whole list of guys you would look at,” Ainge said. “I don’t want to mention names, but we have been in contact with them. We’ll continue to find the best player we can. “We’ve added a couple of great professionals in Jeff Green and Jason Terry, and we drafted three guys that I think are very professional and add to the locker room. Talent is a hard thing to find but we put a great deal of value into what goes on in the locker room also.” Boston Globe
In recent weeks, Charlotte has been in contact with a number of teams and they’ve made it clear that the No. 2 pick is available. However, multiple league sources have said that the Bobcats are looking for a lot in return. They would like to add a face of the franchise player, which is why they’ve reportedly expressed interest in young stars like Rudy Gay and James Harden. If the Bobcats can’t use the pick to make a splashy move, they’ll likely draft Thomas Robinson HoopsWorld
A deal for Evans has been much speculated upon everywhere. But the Kings are said to want a lot and would hardly add the No. 5 pick with him. Maybe you get the pick for Noah. Hardly Evans and the pick. Maybe you get Evans and the pick for Noah and Deng, which would be ridiculous for the Bulls to do. It makes little sense for either side. NBA.com
Thomas Robinson worked out for the Washington Wizards on Wednesday afternoon in an audition for his hometown team, which could select the 6-foot-9 forward from Kansas with the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft. Washington Post
Up until this point, Drummond has been working out in Manhattan with trainer Idan Ravin. He’ll begin scheduling workouts with teams over the next few days. In the meantime, Drummond is saying all of the right things. He’s vowing to work hard and focus all of his energy on improving as a player. “All I can tell you is that no matter what team I get drafted to, whoever I’m with, I’m going to work my hardest,” Drummond said. “I’m going to do the best I can and play to the best of my abilities. I can’t dictate the future and know what I’m going to do. All I know is that I’m going to go out there and give it my all.” HoopsWorld