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Heat with 11 rebounds with 7 minutes left in third period.
LeBron is watching every foul call replay on the video screen.
A guy is proposing to a Luv-A-Bull on court, while Benny the Bull wears a suit. I thought Heat's play was most ridiculous thing of night.
And with that, Heat now at largest deficit of night, down 22.
Flagrant 1 on Norris Cole, technical on Hinrich.
Kirk Hinrich next will elbow Dwyane Wade in his hotel room.
Rebounding for Heat so far: LeBron 3, Haslem 2, Beasley 2, Battier 1, Cole 1, Mason 1, Bosh 1.
Dwyane Wade isn't here, so Kirk Hinrich is irritating a different Heat guard.
Spoelstra stays with Allen as a starter. Guessing he'll tweak bench rotation.
Heat are definitely missing Birdman but there's no excuse for having just 9 rebounds in the first half.
As I always say, we'll know in first 5 minutes of second half if Miami cares to compete tonight.
Over the first two periods Bulls center Joakim Noah has outrebounded the Heat 10-9.
Good seeing former Heat PG Chris Quinn in the section next to me here in United Center. Now coaching at Northwestern.
One of the Heat's least impressive halves ends with Chicago up 58-44. Boozer w/ 19 & 4.
The Heat have 9 boards. It is halftime.
Bulls 58, Heat 44 at half. LeBron with 17, and that's about it for Heat. Bulls with 27-9 rebounding edge at break. Yes, 27-9.
LeBron now w/ 17 of Miami's 40. Might need 40 from him tonight.
Chalmers third foul with 4:31 left in second period.
Shot-clock heave by Tony Snell is Bulls' first missed three. Opened 6 of 6.
Miami getting outrebounded, 21-8. Just a reminder that the next 3 games are against Kevin Love, Andre Drummond and Roy Hibbert.
Can't imagine Dwyane Wade is enjoying this.
Looks like one of those nights for Miami.
That's the way things have gone for Udonis Haslem lately.
Bulls 5 of 5 on 3-pointers, Heat 1 of 7. Thibodeau spent pregame talking about Heat's shooting.
Heat now fielding lineup of Haslem, Lewis, Beasley, Cole and Mason Jr.
This lineup is partly a product of Allen starting. Affected rest of rotation.
LeBron has three rebounds. No other Heat starters has . . . any.
It's become fairly apparent that Michael Beasley is trying harder lately than most of his teammates.
Another sluggish start for Heat, down 29-20 after first. And LeBron slams the ball down. Boozer w/ 10, Hinrich w/ 8. Seen this show before.
Bulls 29, Heat 20 at end of first. Bulls with 15-4 rebounding edge.
I always knew @aschnba was in the bag for the Bulls. In-game massage. http://t.co/i789SWUX00
A Udonis Haslem sighting, tonight playing as Heat's seventh man.
I always knew @aschnba was in the bag for the Bulls. A little in-game massage. http://t.co/TRjjCR22X7
In his first start since Game 7 of the 2012 ECF against the Heat, Ray Allen has five points in nine minutes, but Miami down 21-15.
Rebounds now 10-3 Bulls, and it's not as if Chris Andersen would have been in yet.
Moment of silence here for Nelson Mandela.
LeBron has a Gandhi quote in locker this season: "Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works 4 the welfare of his fellow man"
LeBron on Mandela: "His words, his mind will live on forever. In his 95 years, he was able to do some unbelievable things."
Ray Allen gets his first start with the Heat. Spoelstra said in training camp he was willing to do it this year. Allen wanted it.
Wade and Greg Oden listed as inactive, even with Chris Andersen not even with the team.
Ray Allen finally gets his time in the starting lineup, to start in place of sidelined Wade tonight.
LeBron James said his movie project with Kevin Hart came together, "through our friendship, mutual respect."
LeBron James on Nelson Mandela, "His words, his mind will live on forever."
Even with Chris Andersen out, Erik Spoelstra said Greg Oden will not play tonight, pointing out, though, that Oden currently is working out.
Other options without Wade: start Lewis or Beasley or Haslem and move LeBron to backcourt; or start Allen.
Greg Oden will not be active tonight, even with Andersen and Wade out.
Spoelstra says he's still sorting out the lineup without Wade. He's gone with Mason and Jones so far.
Dwyane Wade will not play tonight.
Dwyane Wade out tonight due to illness, listed as day to day.
No sign of Dwyane Wade at the United Center yet. At least not where we're standing.
So now NBA TV dumps Friday's Lakers-Kings for Sunday's Raptors-Lakers, as the Kobe watch continues.
Looking forward to heading here next http://t.co/Z6IlcBqriE
RIP Nelson Mandela. A man with a lot of wisdom and inspiration for us.
Catching up on The Walking Dead while traveling today. Forgot how much tension they pack into every scene. I need a drink.
Nelson Mandela R.I.P.
Jansen: We're satisfied with investigation. Jameis and his family are satisfied too.
Jansen: We believed from day one, in December, that this was a consensual act.
Zya. On the App Store. Do yourself a favor. Download it. It's free. And fun, if you like music. You're welcome.
Meggs: No charges will be made
Here we go
Waiting for State Attorney Willie Meggs http://t.co/CrvmRD2mxD
ESPN and many others reporting Winston won't be charged. We'll find out for sure from Meggs in 20 minutes.
FYI, Heat-Bulls now scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Eastern tip, with possible push back by Turner to 9:52 p.m. start.
Best moment of Heat shootaround: Mario Chalmers yelling out "Spo Knows!" at his coach.
Chris Andersen not with Heat tonight due to personal reasons. Expected to rejoin team for Saturday's game in Minnesota.
Chris Andersen is expected up rejoin the Heat in Minnesota
Chris Andersen also not with the Heat and will not play tonight
Wade missed shootaround due to illness, back at team hotel.
Spoelstra on Wade playing tonight: "I don't know."
Dwyane Wade is sick, and is back at the hotel.
Derrick Rose leaving the stage http://t.co/1CAQLikyLE
Derrick Rose: "I believe that I'm a special player. People love the way that I just play."
Derrick Rose admits he started thinking "why me?" the day after the surgery. Says he was just rounding into form.
Of the notion the Bulls might have to move on without him, Derrick Rose said, "You can be a fool if you want to."
Sort of like Dwyane Wade with his attacking style, Derrick Rose says, "I play a unique way of playing basketball. I can’t change that."
What about people who say Bulls should move on without him? Derrick Rose: "You can be a fool if you want to."
Derrick Rose says he can't change the way he plays, and if he tears the knee up 10 more times, he can live with it.
Rose sure creating hope, "With this injury, I'm able to get back on the court a lot quicker." So another year of the Rose Watch?
Hmm, so Bulls (with Rose back?), Nets could be ultimate lower-seed headaches for East's top echelon. Top East seeds could come with price.
Rose again says "there's a chance I could come back."
Hmm, Derrick Rose on if he could be back for playoffs, "If I'm healthy and the situation is right, I'm going to be back playing."