LeBron James was questionable coming into tonight's game and although he was able to suit up against the Bulls, the Heat still couldn't pull out the victory.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined to score 52 of the Heat's 89 points on 60% shooting. The rest of Miami's players shot just 15-40 (38%).
The Heat's problems on the frontline were once again brought to the forefront, as they were dominated on the glass. The Bulls grabbed 20 more rebounds than the Heat, 15 of which, were offensive.
I think this tweet from Brian Windhorst summed up tonight's game best:
Bulls are 3-20 shooting in 4Q and still up 7 on Heat. Defense and rebounding.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 5, 2013
The Heat still hold the best record in the eastern conference at 22-9, but their lead is just a half of game over the New York Knicks.
LeBron James continued his active streak of 20 or more points and has also scored at least 25 points in eight consecutive games.
Chris Bosh on the other hand has really struggled this year, playing center for the first time in his career. Bosh is having the worst rebounding season since his rookie year and snagged just 5 tonight. In fact, in his last 3 games, Bosh has a total of 13 rebounds.
Ironically, LeBron is having his best rebounding season and in his last 3 games, has a total of 26 rebounds. He and the rest of the Miami Heat need help on the glass. Seriously.