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CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade had 28 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the fourth quarter for an 89-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Wade scored 10 points in the fourth period. He and Bosh combined for the last five points in the final 1:02 as Miami snapped an 84-all tie.
Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls. Jimmy Butler scored 13 on 5-for-15 shooting.
Chicago, coming off a win at Cleveland on Saturday, has dropped three straight home games.
Bulls guard Derrick Rose didn’t play in the second half because of lower back and right hamstring injuries. Aaron Brooks took Rose’s place with the starting unit.
The Bulls were already playing without backup guards Kirk Hinrich (bruised left quadriceps) and E-Twaun Moore (right hamstring strain).
Bosh gave the Heat the lead for good with an 18-footer with 1:02 to play, and Wade followed with a 16-footer on the next possession. Wade then closed the scoring with a free throw in the final seconds.
Despite playing without Rose, the Bulls opened the second half with a 13-2 run to grab a 60-51 lead with just more than 7 minutes left in the third. Chicago held Miami to 12 points in the quarter to take a 68-61 advantage into the fourth.
The Bulls still had a 73-65 edge 2 minutes into the period when the Heat scored nine straight points to grab a 74-73 lead with just more than 7 minutes to play.
Chicago then snapped a scoreless drought of 3:20 to regain a 75-74 lead when Brooks fed Doug McDermott for a fast-break layup with 6 minutes to go.
Heat: F Luol Deng (right eye) returned after missing the previous game. “His eye was troublesome for a couple of days, but he’s healed quickly,” coach Eric Spoelstra said. … F Chris Anderson (sore left knee), G Goran Dragic (strained left calf), F Josh McRoberts (bruised right knee) and C Hassan Whiteside (strained left hip) all sat out.
Bulls: F Mike Dunleavy, who has yet to play this season following offseason back surgery, is working out with the team and said following the morning shootaround that he hopes to return sometime in February. “Going through the process, backs are tricky,” he said. “They have a mind of their own and it just didn’t go the way I wanted it to. But I’m in a good spot, hopeful for what’s coming ahead.”
Heat: Visit the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Bulls: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
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