Miami Heat (49-28, 1st in Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (45-32, 5th in Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM: Chicago hosts the Miami Heat after DeMar DeRozan scored 50 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 135-130 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Bulls are 29-19 against their Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is fifth in the Eastern Conference and has 111.7 points while shooting 48.1% from the field.
The Heat are 31-16 in the Eastern Conference game. Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference and is averaging 109.3 points per game and shooting 46.4%.
The teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Heat won the last matchup on March 1st 112-99. Tyler Herro scored 20 points to lead the Heat to victory.
POWERFUL: DeRozan is averaging 28.0 points per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds for the Bulls. Zach LaVine has averaged 2.5 3-pointers made in his last 10 games for Chicago.
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Herro averages 20.6 points and 3.9 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo has averaged 20.1 points in his last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 107.9 points, 39.2 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Your opponents averaged 114.4 points per game.
Heat: 5-5, averaging 108.3 points, 41.7 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 107.4 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Lonzo Ball: out (knee).
Estrus: Caleb Martin: Day to Day (Calf).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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