The Chicago Bulls are trailing 66-61 to the Miami Heat after three quarters in South Beach on Thursday night. Without Derrick Rose in the lineup, Chicago's offense has once again fallen flat following a strong start, allowing Miami to build itself a little lead going into the fourth quarter.
Usually able to hold an advantage on the boards, the Bulls have been out-rebounded 34-26 by the Heat so far. Chicago is shooting 40 percent from the field so far while Miami is shooting 45 percent. Both teams are struggling from long range and the free throw line.
Joakim Noah leads the Bulls with 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting. John Lucas has come off the bench to add 12. LeBron James has 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Heat. Miami has also gotten 14 points from Mario Chalmers and 12 points from Dwyane Wade.