x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

LeBron James hurting after Miami lose to Chicago

Bulls outscore Heat in overtime to take win.

LeBron James and the Miami Heaty went down to the Chicago Bulls.
LeBron James and the Miami Heaty went down to the Chicago Bulls.

LeBron James hit the go-ahead three-pointer, and the Miami Heat looked as if they were in good shape.

Instead, they were shaking off another loss.

CJ Watson scored 16 points, including the game-tying three at the end of regulation, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in overtime to beat the Heat 96-86 on Thursday night.

Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and Kyle Korver added 17 for the Bulls, who outscored Miami 12-2 in overtime to boost their lead in the Eastern Conference to four games.

"This is one of the worst feelings in the regular season I've had this year," James said.

The Bulls were able to pull out the victory despite a horrible shooting night by Derrick Rose, who scored a career-low two points.

His team did just fine, at least.

James scored 30 points for Miami but missed a free throw that would have made it a two-possession game late in regulation. Dwyane Wade added 21 points, Chris Bosh scored 20, but the Heat lost for the sixth time in 11 games.

"It hurts," James said. "I think as a team we fought and played well. Gave our self a chance to win, but we gave up a 3 at the end to send it to overtime and they pretty much dominated the overtime."