Heat Winning Streak Reaches 9 2/22/13
MIAMI - The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are teams clearly going in opposite directions. The Heat thrashed the Bulls 86-67 for their season-high ninth straight victory. Meanwhile, Chicago has lost five of seven.
LeBron James led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds on 11-of-15 shooting. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 17.
Meanwhile, the Bulls continued to struggle without injured All-Star point guard Derrick Rose.
After saying last week that he wouldn't rush back from his knee injury to play this season if he wasn't ready, Chicago's sidelined superstar had to go into damage control mode after his older brother Reggie blasted the organization in an ESPNChicago.com article for not making a move before Thursday's trade deadline.
In the only other NBA game of the night, the San Antonio Spurs got 31 points from Tony Parker and led all the way to beat the L.A. Clippers 116-90 for their fifth straight victory. The Spurs improved to an NBA-best 22-10 on the road.