The Bulls had their chances. They had rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead, but three times in the final three minutes they gave up offensive rebounds and second-chance points that allowed the Heat to stay in contact.
This gave Miami a chance.Then Jimmy Butler, as he often does, ended the game with a winning deficit. Chicago was led by DeMar DeRozan with 27 points, and their young stars stepped up – Patrick Williams scored 25 and Coby White 22. However, White ended up being the guy Butler was chasing late in the game when the Bulls were missing Alex Caruso (sprained left ankle). The Bulls nearly won a two-game set in Miami (before then traveling to Philadelphia).Miami got 22 points from Kevin Love off the bench and sits in fifth place in the East at 15-11, staying afloat with Bam Adebayo out.