Chicago 96, Miami 86

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #30 John Goble, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 23015

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Miami 22 19 21 22 2 86
Chicago 19 17 24 24 12 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 40-17 24-4 16-13 L2
Chicago 45-14 24-6 21-8 W2

Recap


BULLS 96, HEAT 86 (OT):
C.J. Watson forced overtime with a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and finished with 16 points and eight assists as host Chicago opened up a four-game lead on Miami for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Carlos Boozer collected 19 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Korver hit five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the Bulls, who got 47 points from their reserves.

Derrick Rose returned to the lineup but went scoreless in the first half and finished with a career-low two points on 1-of-13 shooting. He was off the floor for the final minutes of regulation and overtime.

LeBron James, who had given the Heat the lead with a 3-pointer seconds earlier, had a chance to ice the game at the free throw line with 11.2 seconds left but split the pair, leaving Miami with an 84-81 edge.

The Heat double-teamed Korver on the ensuing play but he managed to get a pass out to Carlos Boozer, who found C.J. Watson on the left wing. Watson ball faked and rimmed in a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

The Bulls hit five of their first six shots in the extra period to jump out big.

Miami led by as much as 10 points late in the third quarter before the Bulls chipped away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: James finished with 30 points while Dwyane Wade scored 21 and Chris Bosh added 20 to lead the Heat. … Miami got more turnovers (eight) from their bench than points (seven). … The teams play again in Miami next Thursday.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Chicago
LeBron James 30 Scoring Carlos Boozer 19
LeBron James 5 Assists C.J. Watson 9
Chris Bosh 8 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 11
LeBron James 5 Free Throws Made Taj Gibson 3
Shane Battier 2 Steals Ronnie Brewer 3
Chris Bosh 4 Blocks Omer Asik 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 86 43.9 4-11 10-16 17 41 8 10 19
Chicago 96 43.0 11-22 11-19 26 45 3 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .929 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Heat have a W/L % of .725 after a win and .647 after a loss.
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