Heat vs. Bulls final score: Chicago controls glass in 107-87 victory over Miami

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The Bulls picked up a 20-point victory over the defending champions in a game that featured Joakim Noah controlling the glass.

The Chicago Bulls dispatched the Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat, 107-87, and almost went wire-to-wire against the defending champions. Miami's only lead was during the first two-and-a-half minutes of the game. Carlos Boozer scored a team-high 27 points for the Bulls while Joakim Noah took care of cleaning the glass.

The Bulls had a huge 49-27 advantage in rebounds and scored 25 second-chance points to Miami's four. Noah alone outrebounded the entire Heat team 10-9 through the first half. He finished with a game-high 15 rebounds and 17 points, grabbing so many boards his hands trembled with excitement. (Not really but here's a GIF):

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LeBron James finished with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting along with five rebounds and two assists. Chris Bosh went 4-for-11 to score 10 points.

Taj Gibson had a big game off the bench, scoring 19 points. Kirk Hinrich made three of his four three-point attempts, Luol Deng added in 20 points.

Miami has now lost back-to-back games for the second time this season, falling 107-97 in Detroit on Tuesday.

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