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.