MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami Heat did anything but sizzle Sunday as it faced the Chicago Bulls, and they have the hoof marks to prove it.

Derrick Rose scored 27 points and Luol Deng capped an 18-point effort with two free throws that put Chicago ahead for good as the Bulls beat Miami 87-86 on Sunday.

It was the Heat’s fourth straight loss.

Carlos Boozer scored 12 and Joakim Noah added 11 for the Bulls, who moved a game ahead of Miami into outright possession of second place in the Eastern Conference and beat the Heat for the third time this season.

LeBron James scored 26 points, Chris Bosh added 23 and Dwyane Wade had 20 for the Heat. James and Wade both missed shots that would have won it for Miami in the final 8 seconds.

It was the fourth time since Feb. 24 where Miami gave up a double-digit lead and ultimately lost. The Heat led at one time Sunday by as many as 12 points.

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  1. Juan R. Pollo says:

    A one-point win is a stampede? Sheesh.

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