3 Key ways the Heat improved to beat the Bulls

After blowing a late lead to the Bulls on Saturday, the Heat on Monday responded by improving in these three key areas to get their biggest win of the season. They have now won eight of their last nine.

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Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls / Justin Casterline/GettyImages
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After a crushing loss Saturday night in Chicago that snapped a seven-game winning streak, the Miami Heat came out determined to get revenge and bounce back against the Bulls on Monday night.

Similar to last game where Miami led Chicago 22-1 in the first quarter, the Heat started off fast again and made their first five shots to lead 12-2. But unlike Saturday night, the Heat kept their foot on the throttle and earned a wire-to-wire victory over the Bulls, 118-100.

Here are three key areas Miami improved to earn a split in Chicago.

1. A season high from 3-point land

In their last matchup, the Bulls hurt the Heat from outside the arc, making 16 3-pointers -- with seven made in the fourth quarter to spark their rally.

But on Monday night, Miami was the team that couldn't miss from distance, making a season-high 17 triples on 35 attempts, shooting an outstanding 48.6% from 3.

Leading the team in 3s made was unsurprisingly the resurging Duncan Robinson with six makes. With the new and improved version of Robinson, there have usually been a surprising amount of tough finishes around the basket or crafty moves.

In this instance, six out of Robinson's seven made field goals came from distance, including a jaw-dropping shot at the end of the shot clock.

Overall, Miami made six more triples than Chicago, a flip from Saturday night where the Bulls made four more 3s than Miami.

Funny enough, Jimmy Butler, who's been bragging about his 3-point percentage, was not a part of the party, as he missed both of his attempts from downtown.