Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat: Live Score and Analysis

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2014

Feb 8, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) controls the ball during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 93-79 on Sunday afternoon behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Chris Bosh

Miami (40-14) has now won five games in a row while the Bulls (29-26) saw their five-game winning streak snapped with the loss. 

Bosh hit a career-high four three-pointers in the win (shot 4-of-9 from beyond the arc) while Dwyane Wade put forth a complete effort that consisted of 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Wade also pulled down a career-high seven offensive rebounds on a day when the Heat were without LeBron James due to a broken nose. 

Greg Oden, who scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in 13 minutes, grabbed the start in James' absence. 

Mario Chalmers was terrific in the victory as well, scoring 12 points and dishing out nine assists. Miami was plus-15 with Chalmers on the floor. 

After heading into halftime tied at 40, Miami exploded in the second half, scoring 53 points over the game's final 24 minutes while limiting the Bulls to 39 points (including 12 in the third quarter) in that same span. 

Joakim Noah excelled on both ends of the floor to the tune of 20 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and four blocks while Taj Gibson contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. 

As a team, the Bulls shot 36 percent from the field, six percent worse than the Heat. 

Miami will be off until Thursday when they host the New York Knicks while the Bulls will be back in action on Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.