The Heat had been 15-2 at home entering Friday's contest with Chicago, but Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah both recorded double-doubles as the Bulls upset Miami.
Chicago jumped out to an early lead, and when it looked like Miami would be able to pull away in the second half, the Bulls outscored the Heat 26-18 in the third quarter to take a solid lead. From there the team cruised in the fourth quarter to a big-time win in South Beach.
The Bulls owned the paint, outscoring Miami 46-34 inside in the victory. The team also owned the boards, out-rebounding the Heat 48-28.
Giving up 19 offensive rebounds killed Miami, as the Bulls took 15 more shots and won the game by a final score of 96-89.
Player of the Game: Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls
Boozer looked like the 2007-08 version of himself on Friday, dropping 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as he dominated the paint.
Boozer was the biggest reason why the Bulls won this game, as the team outscored the Heat by 19 when he was on the court, and was outscored by 10 in the six minutes that he wasn't.
Miami simply had no answer inside for Boozer, as he went 12-of-17 from the floor.
Up Next for Bulls
The Bulls will head back home for a contest with the 8-26 Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, as the team tries to win its third straight game.
Up Next for Heat