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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/07/2011

It’s a crying shame Miami Heat can’t win more

Presenting the Miami Heat Clutch Reel if, by clutch, you mean the clutch on, like, an old MGB.

Gah. No wonder the guys are in tears in the locker room. (And thanks to Coach Erik Spoelstra for oversharing that little bit of info.) His team may be 43-20, but, after falling 87-86 to the Bulls on Sunday, it hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record in over a month. The Heat is 1-9 against the league’s top five teams and 0-6 against the Celtics and Bulls.

“When you put your heart and your soul, your blood, your sweat, your tears into something and you want something so bad and it just slips from you by one point, two points, three points, 30 points, just to come up short again and again, it hurts,” Chris Bosh said.

LeBron James reportedly had an emotional address for the team after the loss. Anybody seen Pat Riley lately?

For more, see the official Sports Illustrated gallery of other athletes in tears

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