Heat unable to sustain, wilt in 113-99 loss to weary Bulls

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The good news for the Miami Heat is that to advance out of the play-in round, you only have to win one game in a row.

Because anything extended at the moment appears to be out of the reach of Erik Spoelstra’s team.

Failing for the second time in 10 days to produce the team’s first three-game winning streak in a month, the Heat instead fell 113-99 Saturday night to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

And in a season of bad losses in good spots, this one was right up there.

Not only were the Heat coming off two days’ rest, idle since Wednesday night’s home blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, but the Bulls were coming off a double-overtime home victory a night earlier.

“This is a disappointing loss for sure, without a doubt,” Spoelstra said. “We have to take the L. That’s 0-3 against this team. They have our number this year. I don’t like to do this, but we got to move on.&rd...

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