The Chicago Bulls are trailing 62-60 to the Miami Heat after three quarters on Thursday night. Derrick Rose has struggled badly in his return from an ankle injury, just the latest in a long list of ailments to the star point guard this season, but the Bulls have battled on defense and on the boards.
Shooting hasn't worked for Chicago tonight, as the Bulls have made just 39 percent of their shots, but they've once again had success at getting second chances on offense while forcing bad possessions on defense. The Heat are shooting 47 percent from the field so far, but they've turned the ball over 14 times while getting just seven free throw attempts in the first three quarters.
Rose has been disappointing in his return, scoring just two points thanks to shooting a brutal 1-of-11 from the field, although he's still dished out seven assists. Carlos Boozer leads the Bulls with 17 points and 10 rebounds, plus Luol Deng has 11 points. LeBron James leads Miami with 21 points and Chris Bosh has added 16.
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