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Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Preview, Scores and Updates

Final:
Miami 78
Chicago 89

The Chicago Bulls take on the Miami Heat in one of the two NBA games on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET at the American AirlinesArena, Miami, Florida.

Chicago (46-32) has sealed itself in the playoff but lost three of its last four games, including a 105-13 defeat to Orlando on Wednesday. With the return of Derrick Rose in the roster against the Magic, the Bulls long to get a win to avoid a three-game losing streak.

On the season, Chicago averages 100.7 points, 45.6 rebounds and 21.8 assists. Chicago shoots 44.2 percent from the field and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. Defensively, Chicago yields 98.2 points against the opposing teams.

Rose scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting on Wednesday. Will his old scoring average be back for the Bulls. Will Rose affect the playing time of Nikola Mirotic, who has been playing well recently?

Jimmy Butler averages 20.1 points and 1.8 steals to lead in both categories for the Bulls. Pau Gasol leads in rebounds and blocks with 11.7 and 1.9 per game respectively. Derrick Rose leads in assists with 5.0 per game. Six players are scoring in double digits for the Bulls.

Miami (35-43) holds the ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one game behind Boston which is in the eighth place. Miami needs to win this game to keep its chances in getting into the playoff. The Heat defeated Charlotte, 105-100, on Tuesday to inch back closer to the playoff.

On the season, Miami averages 94.6 points, 38.8 points and 19.9 assists. Miami shoots 45.7 percent from the field and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. Defensively, Miami yields 97.3 points per game against the opposing teams.

Dwayne Wade averages 21.5points and 4.8 assists to lead in both categories. Hassan Whiteside averages 9.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Mario Chalmers leads in steals with 1.6 per game. In the 23 games that Goran Dragic played, he averages 16.6 points.

Heat vs Bulls live stream is on NBA Leaguepass and NBA mobile. Heat vs Bulls tv channel schedule is on TNT. Heat vs Bulls scores and results will be posted here. Who will win this game?

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