In a game that was extremely hard to watch, the Miami Heat were blown off the floor by the Chicago Bulls, 107-87. This is their second loss in a row, and drops the team to 14-5.
For the Heat, LeBron James led the way with 21 points. Michael Beasley came off the bench and provided 15 points and 7 rebounds. Norris Cole added 12 points.
For the Bulls, Carlos Boozer scored 27 and grabbed 9 rebounds. Loul Deng finished with 20 points. Taj Gibson chipped in 19 points off the bench. Joakim Noah had a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
This game was lost on the glass, as the Heat were outrebounded 49-27. It wasn’t that close until the game was already out of reach. We’ve always known the Heat have had trouble on the glass, but with this performance, it should turn into full blown panic mode. Especially since they were dominated on the glass against the Pistons in the last game.
There was no real effort from anyone outside of James and Beasley. While the Heat may be coasting through the regular season, and missing Dwyane Wade and Chris Andersen, efforts like this are problematic. Hopefully this serves as a wake-up call, and refocuses the team.
Their next game is scheduled for Saturday night in Minnesota, against the Timberwolves (9-10). Tip-off is at 8:00 pm.