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Chicago pulled into a tie with Indiana at the top of the Central division with a dominant rebounding performance in a win over Miami Friday.
Chicago joined the Pacers at the top of the Eastern Conference's Central division with a big 96-89 win over Miami Friday. Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Bulls (18-13) destroyed the Heat 48-28 on the glass.
Joakim Noah added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
The Pacers (19-14) lost their divisional lead with a 94-75 loss at Boston. The Pacers lost their second game in their last four, and host third place Milwaukee Saturday.
The Bucks (16-15) fell 115-101 to Houston Friday, their third-consecutive loss. They sit two games behind Chicago and Indiana.
Detroit extended their surprising hot streak, taking their sixth win in their last seven games with an 85-84 victory over Atlanta Friday. The Pistons (13-22) will host Charlotte Saturday, looking to extend their winning streak to five games. Detroit is seven games behind the leaders in the Central.
Cleveland, last in the Central, ended a three-game losing streak with a 106-104 win over Charlotte Friday. They improved to 8-26 on the season.