Miami vs Chicago Wrap - Chicago Wins 107-87
The battle between the Bulls and Heat didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami was handed a 107-87 defeat on Thursday at United Center.
Chicago was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 188.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Chicago got 27 points from Carlos Boozer and another 20 points from Luol Deng. Kirk Hinrich contributed 7 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
The Heat got a 21-point performance from LeBron James, who was supported by 15 points from Michael Beasley. Norris Cole had 6 assists in a losing cause for Miami, while Michael Beasley grabbed 7 rebounds.
Chicago led at halftime, 58-44.
Chicago had a 49-27 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For Miami, they head on the road to face Minnesota.