Kyrie Irving told reporters the Boston Celtics were due for a slip-up after their 16-game winning streak was snapped with a 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night.

"There's still a lot to accomplish going forward," Irving said, according to ESPN's Israel Gutierrez. "It was a nice streak. But it was time to come to an end."

The loss, which was the Celtics' first in 35 days, came two nights after Boston erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit against the Dallas Mavericks and captured a 110-102 overtime win thanks to Irving's 47-point outing.

But unlike Monday's effort, Irving struggled against a stout Heat defense.