Chicago 96, Miami 89

Date - Friday, January 4, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #14 Ed Malloy, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 20138

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 26 23 26 21 96
Miami 22 26 18 23 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 18-13 9-8 9-5 W2
Miami 22-9 15-3 7-6 L1


Bulls 96, Heat 89: Carlos Boozer collected 27 points and 12 rebounds and Joakim Noah added a double-double as visiting Chicago knocked off Miami.

Noah finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Nate Robinson scored 13 points off the bench for the Bulls, who dominated the lane. Chicago outrebounded the Heat 48-28 and outscored them 46-34 in the paint.

LeBron James, who missed practice with a bruised knee on Thursday, started and scored 30 points while Dwyane Wade added 22 for Miami, which dropped to 15-3 at home.

The Bulls held a nine-point lead after Marco Belinelli’s runner with 1:58 left but the Heat battled back, cutting it to 91-85 on Ray Allen’s 3-pointer 14 seconds later. They had a chance to make it a one-possession game when James was fouled on a clear path, but the superstar missed the second free throw and Chris Bosh turned the ball over on the ensuing possession.

Chicago took control in the third quarter, stretching a one-point halftime lead out to 75-66 when Belinelli hit a 3-pointer for the final score of the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami is 2-3 in its last five games, with the two wins coming in overtime. … The Bulls lost in both of their trips to Miami last season. … Chicago leading scorer Luol Deng was held to six points on 2-of-9 shooting while being guarded by James most of the night.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Miami
Carlos Boozer 27 Scoring LeBron James 30
Kirk Hinrich 8 Assists Chris Bosh 5
Carlos Boozer 12 Rebounds LeBron James 6
Jimmy Butler 4 Free Throws Made LeBron James 13
Nate Robinson 3 Steals Udonis Haslem 2
Carlos Boozer 1 Blocks Chris Bosh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 96 45.0 5-14 19-24 22 48 2 7 15
Miami 89 46.2 5-20 24-31 17 28 2 8 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Washington. The Heat have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Bulls have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .769 after a loss.
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