Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a complete effort to lead the Miami Heat to a victory over the Chicago Bulls, 93-79. The Heat picked up the victory due in large part to their efficiency handling the basketball, accumulating 22 assists and turning it over only seven times. This is the fifth win in a row for Miami (40-14).
Wade shot 10-22 from the field. Other key performers for Miami were Chris Bosh with 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 12 points and 9 assists. Despite the loss, Joakim Noah scored 20 points for Chicago on 7-11 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Joakim Noah added 20 points and 15 rebounds and Kirk Hinrich finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The Heat posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.14. This year, they are 2-1 when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Bulls are 2-3 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Chicago, dropping them to 29-26 on the year.
Coming up next, the Heat square off with the New York Knicks, who are 21-35 on the year. The Bulls go up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently 26-29 this season. The Heat are 1-1 versus New York this season. The Bulls have won their last two meetings with Atlanta.