Chicago Bulls 105 Miami Heat 100

Posted: December 10, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in basketball, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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The Chicago Bulls picked up there second win in a row Saturday night beating the Miami Heat 105-100. Win the improved the Bulls to 7-3 at home this season and 13-10 overall. This was the Heat’s 5th loss in a row as there record fell to 7-17 on the season.

The teams played a very even 1st quarter. Each team built a 4 point lead at one time just to watch the other come back. The teams where tied at 24 all with 1:31 left in the quarter. Nikola Mirotic hit a three pointer with 30 seconds left to give the Bulls a 29-25 ;lead, but Willie Reed tipped in a Josh Richardson miss for the last points of the quarter and make it 29-27 after one quarter.

The 2nd quarter played out a lot like the first as the teams stayed pretty even and the game was tied 7 times during the quarter. The Bulls did manage to take 4 point leads on two different occasions. Miami built it’s own 4 point lead with 1:32 to play, but the quarter ended with the Bulls scoring 6 of the final 8 points and the teams went into half time tied at 55.

Miami hit a 3-pointer to start the 3rd quarter, but the Bulls scored the next 8 points to take a 63-58 lead. The Bulls built there biggest lead of the game at 13 points three different times in the quarter. The last 13 point lead 77-64 was after a Taj Gibson jumper with 5:18 left to play. Miami was able to knock 5 points off the Bulls lead in the final 5 minutes of the quarter and the Heat went into the 4th quarter trailing 83-75.

The Bulls built the lead back to 10 points at 89-79, Miami went on a 14 to 6 run and found themselves down by just 2 points at 95-93 with 4:56 left in the game. The Bulls where able to get the lead back to 5 at 101-96, but Miami next 4 points and this time trailed by just 1 point at 101-100. Miami didn’t score again in the game and Jimmy Butler went 4 of 4 from the free throw line down the stretch to give the Bulls a 105-100 win.

Jimmy Butler went 15 of 16 from the free throw line on his way to a game high 31 points. Dwayne Wade added 28 points while Taj Gibson was the only other Bulls player to reach double figures in points with 13. Robin Lopez grabbed a game high 10 rebounds while Rajon Rondo handed out a team high 6 assists.

Goran Dragic led the Heat with 21 points and also handed out a game high 11 assists. Hasan Whiteside scored 20 and tied for the team lead in rebounds with 8. Three players came off the Miami bench to score in double figures led by Tyler Johnson with 15 points. Josh Richardson added 11 points while Derrick Williams scored 10 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with 8.

Chicago returns to action Tuesday night as the host their former head coach Tom Thibodeau and the 6-17 Minnesota Timberwolves. Miami will try to snap there 5 game losing streak Monday night when they return home to face the 9-13 Washington Wizards.


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