Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Results
LeBron James led the way for Miami with 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Heat improved to 64-16 on the season.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 19 points, as Chicago dropped to 43-37, falling a full game behind the Atlanta Hawks for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Six players scored in double figures for the Heat as they busted up the streak busters. Chris Andersen helped set the tone with his energy early on and finished with a season high 15 points. Mario Chalmers (15 points), Dwyane Wade (22 points) and LeBron James (24 points) all contributed offensively as well.
Chris Bosh didn't have a potent offensive game by any means (12 points), but he still rattled off nine rebounds and four blocks.
Save for second- and third-quarter runs that saw the Bulls regain the lead (third quarter), Miami was in complete control. The Heat forced Chicago into some bad shots and did a nice job controlling the tempo of the game.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 19 points and Carlos Boozer pitched in 16.
The victory doesn't mean anything for the Heat, as they've already clinched the NBA's best record, but after falling to the Bulls in their previous meeting, this was a refreshing performance. They reacted well to the physical nature of the game.
Chicago falls to 43-37 and is now a full game behind the Atlanta Hawks for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
That does it for us on this one. Thanks for joining me as we watched the Heat pick apart yet another opponent.
A look at the Heat's final box score.
A look at the Bulls' final box score.
Heat win their 64th game of the season. Bulls fall to 43-37.
Heat 105, Bulls 93 Final
Chris Bosh throwing a block party today. He has four, and his timing when contesting shots has been absolutely spot on.
Heat 105, Bulls 93 with 1:09 remaining in fourth quarter
Dagger. Miami hits three to ice the game. Up by 10 with less than 90 seconds to go.
Heat 103, Bulls 93 with 1:17 remaining in fourth quarter
Bulls shooting far too many long twos. Although, I'm pretty sure it's the same story every game. Meanwhile, Bosh gets an easy two off a nice entry pass from LeBron. Bulls down eight with less than two minutes to go.
Heat 100, Bulls 92 with 1:40 remaining in the fourth quarter
Too much dribbling for the Bulls on offense. They're not a team brimming with players who can create their own shot, so they should consider moving the ball more to find open looks. They're forcing the action right now and it shows.
Heat 96, Bulls 88 with 3:46 remaining in fourth quarter
Jimmy Butler with another nice move. Never hesitates when dribbling through traffic. I love it.
Heat 95, Bulls 85 will 5:09 remaining in fourth quarter
Miami's defense really picking up. Forcing Bulls into perimeter jumpers once again and not allowing anyone with the ball inside in the painted area.
Heat 94, Bulls 85 with 6:08 remaining in fourth quarter
Bulls not doing a good job keeping Miami outside the paint. The Heat are beginning to pull away. Shorthanded Chicago has to make a run now.
Heat 94, Bulls 82 with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter
Carlos Boozer just hit Chicago's first two-point field of the second half, inside of eight minutes to go in the fourth. Wow.
Heat 92, Bulls 82 with 7:15 remaining in fourth quarter
Here's a long at Robinson's fancy dribbling from earlier to end the first half.
Not-so-random observation: Jimmy Butler does a really nice job absorbing contact from anywhere on the floor. Headed to the line after being fouled by Chris Andersen.
Heat 90, Bulls 79 with 8:36 remaining in fourth quarter
Miami starting to pull away. The Heat are pushing the ball and attacking the rim, and the Bulls just can't keep up. There's plenty of time left, but the game might be out of reach.
Heat 90, Bulls 77 with 9:05 remaining in fourth quarter
Chris Andersen with yet another put back. He has 14 points off the bench for Miami.
Heat 88, Bulls 77 with 9:45 remaining in fourth quarter
Fun Fact: Bulls didn't score from two in the third quarter. They were 6-of-10 from downtown, though.
Broken record style, Ray Allen struggling immensely. Lost the ball heading toward the basket to end the quarter. Miami heads into the fourth with a nine point lead.
Heat 86, Bulls 77 End of Third Quarter
Ray Allen is not having a good game. Most of his shots have been line drives that caromed right off the front of the rim.
Heat 86, Bulls 75 with 17.9 seconds remaining in third quarter
Robinson is one of the only players in the NBA who can make you smile, cry and get really angry all in the same possession. He made a phenomenal cut to the basket and then put up one of the worst circus shots ever. Wade and LeBron are on the bench now, Bulls need to make their run. Miami's defense holding strong, though.
Heat 86, Bulls 75 with 1:06 remaining in third quarter
LeBron James with a nifty pass to Chris Andersen. Birdman ran the floor well and made it easy on LeBron. Heat back up 10.
Heat 84, Bulls 74 with 2:24 remaining in third quarter
Carlos Boozer called for a clear path foul. Back down nine after Wade hits the two free throughs. I don't agree with the call. Didn't look like
a clear path foul to me.
Heat 80, Bulls 71 with 3:30 remaining in third quarter
Thibs' temper reaching a boiling point. He was called for a technical as Kirk Hirnich was bringing the ball up. LeBron missed free throw, though. Somewhere, Rasheed Wallace is yelling "Ball Don't Lie."
Heat 78, Bulls 71 with 4:10 remaining in third quarter
Wade continues to move really nicely off the ball today. Chicago keeps losing him inside. Heat now up 10.
Heat 78, Bulls 68 with 5:05 remaining in third quarter
Wade doing a nice job slipping between defenders today. Finishes with an easy two off the in bounds to put the Heat back up eight. Bulls call timeout.
Heat 76, Bulls 68 with 6:01 remaining in third quarter
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?