Dwight Powell is playing awfully well coming off his 0-rebound, 21-minute night vs. Bulls. Has 7 points, 3 boards in 6 minutes.
Bulls have the Warriors, Suns and Rockets on their upcoming six-game road trip. Then Cleveland right before the All-Star break.
Cleveland has a forgiving schedule (DET w/o Jennings, POR w/ injured Aldridge, then Sac, Minn, Phil). Will pressure Bulls in division.
With the loss to Miami, the Bulls are now just 13-11 at home and 16-6 on the road. Crazy.
Rose, offering a common refrain, in regards to Bulls' energy level: "If I had an answer I swear I'd tell you but I just don't know."
Deng visiting Bulls locker room as Taj Gibson addresses media. "Shut up, Taj," Deng said, smiling.
Hassan Whiteside with 12 blocks vs. Bulls today. Bucks will see him Tuesday in Miami.
Off to the west coast Tuesday--9pm CT pre Bulls vs GST
Deng in return game, 15p-10r-4a. Bulls led by Rose's 19, Gasol 13p-17r. CHI shoots 35.6% (31/87). MIA 54-43 rebounding edge.
After two great games from Bulls -- this performance was awful. Got beat up and down the floor all day.
Hassan Whiteside: 14 points 13 rebounds 12 BLOCKS in 24 minutes and 37 seconds Heat beat Bulls 96-84
Hassan Whiteside: 12 blocks in 25 minutes in win over Bulls. Greg Oden: 13 blocks in 219 minutes over entire 2013-14 season + 2014 playoffs
So perhaps next Bulls team meeting will be in balmier climes, on Pacific Time.
Bulls fall to 13-11 at United Center as Whiteside posts dominant triple-double in 25 minutes for Heat. Season-low 5 points for Butler.
FINAL: Heat 96, Bulls 84. Hassan Whiteside: 14p, 13r, 12b in 24min. Wade scores 12 of his 26p in Q4. Bosh: 20p, 7r. Chalmers: 15p, 5a.
FINAL: Heat 96, Bulls 84. Hassan Whiteside with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks. Dwyane Wade with 26 points and Chris Bosh with 20.
And let's not forget, it took away two critical Bulls points.
Entire Heat bench standing in excitement for Hassan Whiteside's triple-double. Timeout Bulls. High-fives all around.
It's official: Congratulations to Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat: 13 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks today against the Chicago Bulls.
And credit to D. Wade. He showed up to play today in his hometown. The Heat took it to the Bulls all day long.
Hassan Whiteside -- the dude has just crushed the Bulls. All day.
Hassan Whiteside triple-double alert: 13 points, 12 rebounds nine blocks. Heat 93, Bulls 84 1:14.
Dwyane Wade with 10 points in the fourth quarter. Heat 91, Bulls 82 2:37 4Q.