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And the Pacers keep leaving the door open for the Heat.
So the Heat and Pacers have combined to lose seven in a row now. Guess everyone’s trying to duck the Bulls.
I'm sentencing anyone who gives me a True Detective spoiler to a padded room w/ Skip Bayless as "Single Ladies" blares in the background.
Harriet only drinks Jame-O. http://t.co/hvDXzmjcOu
Birdman had season highs today in minutes (33), rebounds (13) and blocks (six).
Birdman blocked 11 shots during the Heat's three-game road trip. He had five blocks against Houston and six blocks today against the Bulls.
Crossed Birdman's imaginary "gun line" after game to get quote on blocks: “That’s why they brought me here. That’s what I’ve always done.”
That was a great play by Jimmy Butler on the final possession in regulation. LeBron scores that 99.9 percent of the time.
LeBron went 8 of 23 from the field today, marking the first time he has shot below .400 from the field in back-to-back games this season.
Headphones on in the press room, heard a "Wooo!" outside. Walked out to check. Noah.
Does Noah need to guard against thinking what could have been, had team stayed healthy & together? "A lot... a lot... a lot." Ends it there.
What would be Noah's outlet without basketball? "Beer and the beach."
Noah: "We want what they got... and that's the truth. And we have to go through them."
Noah: "The team that plays with the better edge usually wins."
Noah: "We are going for one thing and that's the championship... one day. I want to know what that feels like."
Noah on his father: "I know that he's happy right now. I can't wait to see him."
Noah on Butler guarding LeBron: "Jimmy was a warrior tonight."
Noah: "I had to play with a lot of hate today, a lot of hate." Evil laugh.
Noah: "Beating Miami... I don't care if it's the regular season. It's always special."
Noah just about to speak to media. He's had some time to cool down.
BIRDMAN on his six blocks: "Turn that recorder off! That's what I do." [then forces overly aggressive fist pound with reporter]
Gibson on Noah: "I saw him talking trash to their face. They were getting annoyed."
LeBron: "They play differently against us."
LeBron calls Butler "a great (bleeping) play." Thought he had Butler leaning. That's why he brought ball back left.
LeBron: "I had some really good looks."
LeBron: "Got to make some shots."
Wade credits Butler for "great strip."... LeBron: "I dropped the ball." Thought he had it.
Wade says he feels OK and will wait until tomorrow to decide whether to play.
Noah asks media to allow him to take quick shower so he avoids saying some "stupid s---"
Problem in overtime? Spoelstra: "Working possessions."
Spoelstra says he thought 2 or 3 layers of last play of regulation were open
Spoelstra: "They pummeled us." Upset about second chance points.
Bulls 95, Heat 88 in OT. Heat went 0-3 on the road trip. Second three-game losing streak of the season for Miami (43-17).
LeBron James went 19-9-8 with three steals and it was one of his worst performances of the season.
Bulls win 95-88. Noah w/ 20/12/7 & 5 blocks. LeBron vs. Charlotte: 61. LeBron since: 58. See you at Costco.
Noah with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 100 expletives.
So...pretty amazing how Noah was able to score those 2 points in less than a second off that inbounds pass in regulation, right?
Bulls fans chanting MVP for Noah. He is putting up LeBron-like numbers today.
Yes, this would be more humbling than the loss in San Antonio. Epic meltdown.
Noah with a block. If he's not in your top 5 in MVP balloting, you're not watching this team enough.
What a game by Noah.
The Bulls, man.
Joakim Noah beats Chris Andersen to the board. And that's game.
Heat are letting go of the rope.
Getting a lot of "foul talk" on timeline. None of that should have been an issue. Miami led by 8 entering 4th against team that can't score.
Heat haven't played since Thursday, Bulls played Friday. Heat looking like the fatigued team.
Give credit to Noah for keeping the ball alive on rebound.
LeBron keeps pulling that shot left and long. Ever since Charlotte.
Why is Noah allowed to shoot jumpers?
Wade's gone cold: 1 for 7 since the hot start.
Somehow I think America is fine seeing a little bit less of the Lakers.
LeBron hasn't been the same since his 61-point game.
Jimmy Butler's impressive block in traffic on LeBron with less than a second left will send this Sunday matinee into overtime, 86-86.
At least LeBron now gets a chance for his first free throw of the game.
Butler credited with the block. LeBron is now 7-of-20.
Wow, Bulls could have called time there. Big break for the Heat.
Play was there for LeBron. Great defense by Jimmy Butler
Wade inbounds, LeBron gets it vs. Butler, holds, holds, holds, dribbles right, stripped, overtime. Ugly.
Wouldn't be surprised if Spoelstra designs action to get it to Wade on a cut.
Wade's 11 free throws are a season high.
Nice play design by Bulls, and Noah finds Hinrich, who drives and finishes over Andersen & Bosh. Tied with 20.1 left.
The Bulls, down 2 with 29.2 left, have a 20-second timeout left. Heat in penalty.
Butler loses it to Wade, who operates up top, gives to LeBron, holds vs. Hinrich, drives, finds Wade, fouled by Noah. 29.2 left.
Since Jimmy Butler's dunk attempt and free throws with 6:34 left, the game has featured four ties and three lead changes.
Nine players have attempted free throws in this game, LeBron isn't one of them.
Nine dribbles for LeBron before he decides to drive past Noah. Tied at 84. There's 1:10 left.
This would be the Heat's worst loss on this trip.
The sound in the arena after the Gibson dunk was similar to when Jimmy Butler slammed over Chris Bosh last year to stop win streak.
LeBron needed his first free throw of the game there, instead, Bulls in transition the other way.
Taj Gibson just took flight.
Bosh is 3 of 4 from three-point range. He has made at least three three-pointers in six games this season.
What Tom Thibodeau's doing with this team is incredible.
Birdman's 7 blocks most by a Heat player this season. Andersen, Bosh previously each had 5 in a game, including Bird at start of this trip.
Seven blocks for Chris Andersen.
Bosh with two 3s in the quarter.
Big Shot Bosh
Don't know what was more remarkable -- Andersen's block, or his restraint from taunting. He has six of them.
Chris Andersen is everywhere today.
Some odd choices on break by Wade today.
There, LeBron didn't hesitate on jumper. But keeps missing left.
DJ Augustin is going where John Lucas III & CJ Watson have gone before. He's got 19 on 7-of-10 shooting.
And, as usual -- especially against Heat -- Thibodeau closing with Gibson, not Boozer.
Spoelstra closing with Andersen (10 rebounds). As he should.
Huge 3-pointer by Bosh
LeBron has to attack. Period.
16-4 run for Bulls
Miami trails 75-74 w/ 6:32. Said they'd win if they avoided turnovers this quarter. Four in 5:28.
Lazy passing and zero offensive flow, no wonder the Heat have lost the lead against Bulls.
Wade's mistake -- crosscourt pass -- gives Bulls the lead. Oden upset at himself as he leaves.
That was high quality
I like it.