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Preview: HEAT seek 6 wins in row as they host the Bulls for Sunday matinee

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It may not be the second longest winning streak in a row in NBA history but the Miami HEAT continue to win even as the maintenance program is in full effect.

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami HEAT have already secured the NBA's best record and winning is just what the defending champs seem to continue to do no matter who ends up playing big minutes in any given game.

Fans were finally treated to seeing the BIg 3 again play together on Friday as they hosted the Boston Celtics. For Sunday's early 1:00 PM tipoff against the Chicago Bulls, the Heat should be able to count on LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade again but may decide to continue to rest Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem as they did on Friday.

The Bulls are already depleted with Joakim Noah (foot), Taj Gibson (knee) and Derrick Rose (too scared to play) out with injuries but will also not be able to count on Richard Hamilton for today's game thanks to a one-game suspension from the NBA courtesy of an elbow to the face of Toronto Raptors player DeMar DeRozan.

Despite their inconsistency this season, the Bulls ended the Heat's huge winning streak on March 27 but also killed off the New York Knicks' double-digit winning streak last week.

With a victory today, the Heat can set another franchise record with 36 home victories in a regular season.

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Chicago Bulls
@ Miami Heat

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
AmericanAirlines Arena

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