Chicago Bulls lose consecutive games to the Miami Heat. The game starts with a Heat jump ball that goes out of bound with a last touch by Chicago. Miami’s inbound goes to Chicago but heat gets the ball back. LeBron James # 6 to Dewayne Wade # 3 with a sleeve on his left elbow, Wade hits 2 from the corner. Luol Deng # 9 gets a bounce-pass from Joakim Noah # 13 and scores. At the other end Noah gets the rebound. Deng surrounded by tight defense hits a long 2 as the shot clock runs out. LeBron James shoots 3 (7-4). LeBron steals then a pass to Wade but Wade is striped of the ball. LeBron a/k/a, the train won’t take that. The train is gaining speed on his contender. “Watch out LeBron the run-way is running out.” LeBron is racing, headed straight into the stands. He needs some toe stoppers. Rose out-of-bounds turns the ball over to the Heat. A pass from LeBron to Joel Anthony # 50 under the basket sends Joel jumping to the rim. LeBron heads into the paint to Bosh under the basket. (11-15).
Rose heads to the basket but is blocked, Boozer slips and it’s Wade’s ball – then Chicago takes it back. LeBron races down the court behind the offense. LeBron says, “Don’t even try it.” Hearing the footsteps on his tail, the offense knows not to attempt this basket; instead he circles under the basket. Boozer heads up to the rim but a block by LeBron stops Boozer at the rim. Anthony protects the rim but Chicago’s second attempt is good. Heat ball. Wade hits 2 off the glass (13-17) with 1:52 remaining in the 1st Quarter. Shot clock down to 1, LeBron is forced to shoot for 3, no good. Rose to Deng but under the basket he faces a block by Anthony. LeBron to Anthony under basket. A foul sends Anthony to the line gaining 1. The first quarter ends (15-18).
The 2nd quarter begins with an attempt by Bosh to the rim but he loses the ball out-of-bounds. LeBron snatches the rebound from Watson’s shot. Mario Chalmers # 15 connects with 2 (17-20). Omer Asik # 3 is off, rebound to Chalmers. Kick ball by Taj Gibson # 22 sends the ball out-of-bounds. Heat ball. Bosh to line no basket but a foul. Gibson heads to the basket but a travelling violation turns the ball over to the Heat. (17-21). A pass from LeBron sends Bosh spinning around Gibson’s yapping. Bosh signals to Gibson, “Get out of here.” Boozer hits a long 2. Bosh hits 3 from the corner giving Miami a 6-point lead (19-25). Boozer gains 2 over tight defense. Chicago ball. Boozer # 5 goes to rim. Bosh from a distance hits 2. Boozer hits 2 (25-27). Heat ball Chalmers bounce pass to Bosh skips into the paint for 2. Kyle Korber # 26 hits 3 (28-29). Chalmers gets through triple defense to the rim for 2. Watson hits 3 (30-31). Wade chases the ball to the floor and a quick pass to Mike Miller # 13 also on the floor. A time-out saves the ball. Joel Anthony # 50 with a rebound throws a bounce pass to Wade who dives with a slam (30-33). Heat steals, but a turn over sends the ball back to the Bulls without a score. LeBron gets the rebound. A bounce pass to Bosh sends him to the rim with his 14th point (30-35). Foul on Wade. Shot clock at 5, Brewer hits 2 (32-35). Chalmers is fouled as he heads into the paint. At the line he gains 2. Rose hits 2. Udonis Haslem # 40 with the rebound but Wade ends up in the stands. Out-of-bounds by Anthony. Boozer charges into Haslem sending Haslem to the floor. Wade with a fade away jumper adds 2 (34-39). Rose comes up short, rebound to LeBron, ball goes out-of-bounds. A pass from Noah to Boozer is blocked by Anthony who draws a foul. Bosh adds 2 at the rim. Rose running towards the paint hits LeBron, drawing a foul and making the basket. A foul called on Korbert # 26 sends LeBron to the line with 2 shots. Heat leads with 5 (38-43). Rose races into the paint hits a body block by Anthony. At the line Rose adds 2. LeBron lets the clock run down to 6 seconds then races into the paint but Asik stops the basket. Half time score is 40-43.
Charles Barkley experienced the heat when he sported a Bulls jersey outside American Airlines Arena filled with Heat fans.
Wade starts the 3rd quarter shooting 2. Bosh is putting tight defense all over the Bulls’ offense. Haslem gets the rebound and Bosh hits 3 (42-47). Chicago loses the ball but Rose comes back and scores to bring Chicago within 3 (44-47). Bosh grabs at Chicago’s ball resulting in a jump ball that goes to Chicago. Rose hits 3 to tie the score 47-47. Mike Bibby # 0 comes back and hits 3. Boozer hits 2 and comes back with the rebound. Rose jumps for 2 to take Chicago into the lead. Keith Bogans # 6 pushes then continues to yap at Wade. Instead of getting mad, Wade gets glad. At the line he adds 1. The rebound goes to Chicago but at the other end Bibby grabs their rebound. Bosh heads to the rim but encounters Bogans and goes to the line instead. Bosh adds 2 at the line. Noah to Boozer slams one to tie 53-53. LeBron with the ball, Noah deflects it out-of-bounds. Bibby hits 3 to take Miami back into the lead. An offensive foul by # 9 sends LeBron to the floor. Chicago races down the court but an offensive foul on Noah gives him a 3rd foul. Bosh hits 3. Racing against the shot clock, Bogan comes up short. A lose ball foul call on Anthony gives him a 3rd foul. Rose for 3 is no good and Bosh with the rebound results in 2 by Haslem. Fouled by LeBron, Omer Asik # 3 is out with a limp. Noah is in with a shot clock violation. Haslem hits 2 (57-66). Deng # 9 hits 3 from the corner. LeBron responds with 3 (60-68). Deng hits 3 with 5 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Miami’s inbound is turned over but Chicago misses the basket. Miami leads by 3 at the end of the third quarter (65-68).
Coming back in the 4th quarter Miami turns over its first possession. Gibson heads up to the basket but gets rejected by Haslem. At the line Gibson adds 1. LeBron steps back with 3 (66-70). Gibson gets a 24 second violation (66-70). Bosh throws up a right-handed hook. Ronnie Brewer # 11 gets a quick pass and jumps to the rim (68-72). Bosh responds with 2 (68-74). Brogan #22 hits 2 (70-74). 8 minutes remain. A push by Noah gains him an offensive foul, his 4th foul. With 3:35 remaining in the 4th quarter Noah picks up a 5th foul. Carlos Boozer # 5 gets stopped from behind by Bosh. Gibson hits 2 (78-89). Deng hits 2 (80-89). 2:41 minutes remain, Gibson hits 2 (82-89). LeBron responds with 2 (82- 91). 1: 54 minutes, Gibson tips one in (84-91). Haslem with a jumper, it’s good. LeBron races against the shot clock, the out-of-bound is last touched by a Bull. LeBron shoots and gets the ball back with seconds to play letting the clock run down until he is fouled by Deng. The heat wins with a final score of 84-96.