No Derrick Rose? Not a problem for the Chicago Bulls against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. The Bulls picked up a 106-102 victory at the United Center, led by off the bench. The reserve guard scored a team-high 24 points (in 27 minutes), and he came up with several big shots in the final quarter of play:
Five other scorers joined Lucas in reaching double-digit points, including Joakim Noah (14) and Ronnie Brewer (12). The team was deadly from beyond the arc with 10-of-19 falling for points. They also won the rebounding battle, 50-34.
The Bulls (36-9) now have a 3.5 game lead over the Heat (31-11) before Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Heat remain on the road with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
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