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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 3/27/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
MIAMI
 
CHICAGO
-6.5  

+6.5  
-270

+210

186.5
 
97
Final
101

MIAMI (56 - 14) at CHICAGO (38 - 31)
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Wednesday, 3/27/2013 8:05 PM
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767MIAMI-5.5-5
768CHICAGO185.5185.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games56-14+14.337-3334-35103.551.649.6%46.695.548.944.0%48.6
Road Games24-11+3.219-1615-2099.849.748.3%47.294.948.343.6%49.8
Last 5 Games5-0+32-32-3104.648.049.3%47.091.650.643.1%51.0
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)103.551.639-7849.6%8-2139.2%18-2376.0%47823199135
vs opponents surrendering9849.337-8245.2%7-2035.9%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)99.849.738-7948.3%8-2237.4%16-2273.4%47923198145
Stats Against (All Games)95.548.936-8144.0%8-2235.1%17-2177.4%491120218153
vs opponents averaging97.44937-8244.9%7-2035.7%17-2275.0%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)94.948.335-8143.6%8-2136.0%17-2177.5%501222208154

CHICAGO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games38-31-10.631-3730-3992.846.643.6%51.992.345.443.9%49.6
Home Games19-16-20.411-2411-2491.945.543.1%52.889.844.842.8%49.9
Last 5 Games3-2+0.64-13-2102.246.646.8%52.498.847.645.7%49.4
CHICAGO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)92.846.636-8243.6%5-1534.0%17-2178.3%521323207145
vs opponents surrendering97.949.237-8245.2%7-2035.9%17-2275.3%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)91.945.535-8243.1%5-1436.5%16-2177.2%531323197147
Stats Against (All Games)92.345.435-8143.9%5-1634.0%16-2274.1%501119208136
vs opponents averaging97.849.237-8245.0%7-2035.9%17-2275.0%501122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)89.844.835-8142.8%5-1533.0%16-2175.3%501118208146
Average power rating of opponents played: MIAMI 94.8,  CHICAGO 95.4
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
2/20/2013@ ATLANTA103-90W-5.5W196.5U37-7847.4%391136-7250.0%4919
2/21/2013@ CHICAGO86-67W-3W185.5U37-7350.7%431728-7537.3%4726
2/23/2013@ PHILADELPHIA114-90W-8.5W185O45-7758.4%41635-7844.9%3812
2/24/2013CLEVELAND109-105W-12L206O39-7552.0%451139-7850.0%4011
2/26/2013SACRAMENTO141-129W-15L209.5O56-10155.4%561248-9351.6%4619
3/1/2013MEMPHIS98-91W-7.5L187.5O34-7346.6%46733-7742.9%5012
3/3/2013@ NEW YORK99-93W-4.5W196U39-8446.4%521432-7443.2%4617
3/4/2013@ MINNESOTA97-81W-9.5W196.5U38-7451.4%532333-8837.5%4618
3/6/2013ORLANDO97-96W-15.5L204U32-7443.2%441440-8944.9%5317
3/8/2013PHILADELPHIA102-93W-13L195P42-7953.2%421537-7748.1%4015
3/10/2013INDIANA105-91W-6.5W187O38-6855.9%361226-6341.3%4516
3/12/2013ATLANTA98-81W-9.5W197U35-8242.7%541433-7842.3%5022
3/13/2013@ PHILADELPHIA98-94W-8L193U35-7546.7%471340-8547.1%4712
3/15/2013@ MILWAUKEE107-94W-5.5W202U41-7951.9%491133-8937.1%5110
3/17/2013@ TORONTO108-91W-7W194O39-6758.2%361239-9441.5%5716
3/18/2013@ BOSTON105-103W-5.5L191O42-8549.4%481439-7254.2%4420
3/20/2013@ CLEVELAND98-95W-11.5L198U32-7244.4%451337-8145.7%5016
3/22/2013DETROIT103-89W-16L198.5U38-6855.9%371834-8341.0%5322
3/24/2013CHARLOTTE109-77W-16.5W197.5U38-7650.0%521030-8933.7%5413
3/25/2013@ ORLANDO108-94W-12W198O37-7847.4%531237-8643.0%5412
3/27/2013@ CHICAGO              
3/29/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
3/31/2013@ SAN ANTONIO              
4/2/2013NEW YORK              
4/5/2013@ CHARLOTTE              
4/6/2013PHILADELPHIA              
4/9/2013MILWAUKEE              
4/10/2013@ WASHINGTON              
4/12/2013BOSTON              

CHICAGO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
2/19/2013@ NEW ORLEANS96-87W-1W181.5O39-8446.4%581535-8441.7%4715
2/21/2013MIAMI67-86L3L185.5U28-7537.3%472637-7350.7%4317
2/22/2013@ CHARLOTTE105-75W-6.5W185U42-8350.6%54625-7533.3%5512
2/24/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY72-102L9L194.5U25-8629.1%531736-7945.6%6017
2/26/2013CLEVELAND98-101L-8.5L185.5O39-7850.0%421540-8149.4%4510
2/28/2013PHILADELPHIA93-82W-7W178U32-8338.6%611133-8538.8%5812
3/2/2013BROOKLYN96-85W-4.5W177.5O38-7352.1%381932-7244.4%4421
3/3/2013@ INDIANA92-97L7.5W178.5O35-8143.2%441133-7146.5%5214
3/6/2013@ SAN ANTONIO83-101L8.5L190.5U33-9036.7%43840-7454.1%5312
3/8/2013UTAH89-88W-4.5L185.5U30-8137.0%551137-8145.7%5114
3/10/2013@ LA LAKERS81-90L5L193.5U33-8937.1%531339-8645.3%5813
3/13/2013@ SACRAMENTO79-121L-4L197.5O32-8338.6%481745-8354.2%475
3/15/2013@ GOLDEN STATE113-95W5W186O43-8351.8%531434-7644.7%3812
3/18/2013DENVER118-119L3.5W195O47-9649.0%471446-10046.0%6613
3/21/2013PORTLAND89-99L-6L189U39-8943.8%46841-8448.8%5414
3/23/2013INDIANA87-84W-2W179U35-8143.2%561030-7838.5%517
3/24/2013@ MINNESOTA104-97W3W186O41-8946.1%601439-7850.0%3813
3/27/2013MIAMI              
3/30/2013@ DALLAS              
3/31/2013DETROIT              
4/2/2013@ WASHINGTON              
4/4/2013@ BROOKLYN              
4/5/2013ORLANDO              
4/7/2013@ DETROIT              
4/9/2013TORONTO              
4/11/2013NEW YORK              
4/12/2013@ TORONTO              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
MIAMI: GUARDS: The regular season goal for DWYANE WADE is to just stay healthy. Even following knee surgery, he's still good enough to pile up numbers, but the minutes won't be there in the regular season . . . That's why the Heat brought in RAY ALLEN. He and Wade will share the floor at times, but Allen should primarily play off the bench. His role will be to knock down the wide-open threes Wade and LeBron James create . . . After all the big plays he made in the postseason, MARIO CHALMERS is entrenched as the starting point guard, despite being plagued by a bad hammy in the preseason . . . Super-quick NORRIS COLE looks like he'll become one of the NBA's better backup point guards . . . If he doesn't retire, the absurdly brittle MIKE MILLER will see limited regular-season minutes . . . TERREL HARRIS will likely make the team because he's willing to play defense. FORWARDS: While another title is their No. 1 priority, LeBRON JAMES has shown no need to rest during the regular season. He'll play full-time minutes and be in the thick of the MVP race . . . CHRIS BOSH remains integral to the offense with his ability to pull opposing bigs away from the basket. His stats don't reflect his actual value . . . SHANE BATTIER will continue to be a defensive specialist whose offensive role is limited to shooting open threes . . . UDONIS HASLEM is another guy who will get held back in the regular season. He should lead their low-post rotation . . . RASHARD LEWIS' knee problems have robbed him of athleticism . . . But Lewis should beat out fellow shooter JAMES JONES for a rotation spot . . . JARVIS VARNADO is a shot-blocking force with little to no offensive game. CENTERS: JOEL ANTHONY will continue to tag-team with Haslem in the middle. Anthony is an absolute negative on the offensive end, but he brings more size and shot-blocking than Haslem . . . DEXTER PITTMAN will be battling for a roster spot. Sexy Dexy has shown no signs of being an NBA-caliber player so far in his career . . . MICKELL GLADNESS is a better alternative than Pittman on both ends of the floor.
CHICAGO: GUARDS: The best guess on DERRICK ROSE is a February return. But an ACL injury usually isn't 100 percent until the second full year back . . . With Rose out, KIRK HINRICH figures to play heavy minutes early. He's a defensive specialist who will pass and watch on offense . . . NATE ROBINSON could push Hinrich for minutes. He's the offensive half of that platoon, but Thibodeau almost always leans defense . . . RICHARD HAMILTON will carry a bigger offensive load while Rose is recovering. He's a shadow of his former self . . . MARCO BELINELLI is a nice addition. He's solid defensively, and he brings the long-range shooting Chicago lacks. Don't be surprised if he pushes Hamilton . . . Rookie MARQUIS TEAGUE will mostly sit and watch this year. FORWARDS: After avoiding wrist surgery, LUOL DENG should be Chicago's top scorer while Rose is out. He's the only one on this team who even has a chance to generate his own offense . . . CARLOS BOOZER continues to be a major disappointment. In the past it's been his atrocious defense, but now he's taken a step back offensively as well. He may score more with Rose out, but he'll continue to sit late in close games . . . TAJ GIBSON should be in for a bigger role. With Omer Asik gone, he's one of only two defensively capable bigs on this roster . . . VLADIMIR RADMANOVIC will try to replace some of the three-point shooting they lost when Kyle Korver left . . . JIMMY BUTLER has a puncher's chance at a rotation spot after a good summer. CENTERS: JOAKIM NOAH was still working his way back from that badly sprained ankle this summer. His durability is questionable, but the Bulls will have to lean on Noah for more minutes now that Omer Asik is gone . . . NAZR MOHAMMED steps into Asik's role as Noah's backup. But while Asik was an active defender, Mohammed is more of just a big body with six fouls to give.
PREVIEW
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*Heat-Bulls Preview* ====================

Miami (56-14) at Chicago (38-31), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers made it look easy when they racked up win after win after win for an NBA-record 33 straight games.

The Miami Heat, not so much.

Those Lakers of 1971-72 won 17 games during that streak by 15 points or more. The Heat take more of a grind-it-out approach, often getting into trouble before flipping a switch and pulling away.

"We're going to get everybody's best shot because of the streak," Heat guard Mario Chalmers said.

That's why instead of savoring the 27 in a row they've already won, the Heat are bracing for perhaps one of the biggest road tests so far in their pursuit of those Lakers. Miami (56-14) plays at Chicago on Wednesday night, a renewal of a rivalry that, on paper, certainly has lost some of the sparkle it had a year or two ago.

The Bulls (38-31) still don't have injured point guard Derrick Rose back in the lineup and have lost 13 of their last 22 games. Still, the Heat expect a playoff-type, rough-and-tumble meeting.

"Our historic run is about winning championships," Heat star LeBron James said. "That's what we want to be known for. It's part of a process. Whatever comes in between that, we can be excited about it. We didn't have a goal in mind to say, `Let's go on a long consecutive win streak,' but our goal is to win every game when we are on the floor."

In recent days, that hasn't been easy. Boston had the Heat down by 17 early and 13 in the fourth quarter. Cleveland put Miami in a 27-point hole, and against Detroit and Charlotte, the Heat trailed by 11 before pulling away. On Monday night, the Orlando Magic and Heat were tied late in the third quarter before James keyed a 20-2 run that changed everything.

"We like knowing we have that switch," guard Dwyane Wade said. "We just don't want to use it too much."

Chicago has already beaten the Heat once this season, on Miami's home floor. On Friday, the Heat head to New Orleans, where the Hornets just snapped Denver's 15-game winning streak. And Sunday's game at San Antonio is against not only the Western Conference leader and potential NBA Finals opponent, but also likely will have huge implications for the No. 1 overall playoff seed.

Whether the opponent is a playoff team like Chicago or a lottery-bound club, James said the approach has been steady.

"It has been tough all year," he said. "It hasn't been easy for us at all. Every team has given us their best. We know that Chicago is going to be a tough game for us, and playing in that building. We want to come out with our game plan ... and give ourselves a chance to win."

The Bulls are percentage points ahead of the Atlanta Hawks for fifth place in the East and 2 1/2 games behind Brooklyn for fourth, which carries home-court advantage for the first round. As a result, they are thinking more about helping themselves than being the team that ends Miami's historic run.

"It would be great to be the team that beats them, but at the same time we can't think about that," center Nazr Mohammed told the team's official website. "We're a team that's trying to grind out some wins and this is one that we need. ... We just want to go out and get this victory."

Mohammed, who had four points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's 104-97 win at Minnesota, could be in line for his third straight start if Joakim Noah is unable to go again due to a foot injury.

Since Miami landed James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Wade in the summer of 2010, no team has confounded the Heat more than the Bulls, and it's not even close. The Heat and Bulls have played 14 times since then, each team winning seven, and Miami averaged only 90.1 points in those games. That's six points less than they averaged against anyone else in that span, and 11 points shy of what they typically score against the rest of the league.

"You can't necessarily gauge them against other teams," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday night, after Miami topped Orlando 108-94. "When they us, it's highly competitive. We've played them in the playoffs. All of our games have been physical and hotly contested. You have to deal with the physical aspect but also the mental aspect of staying with it, grinding possessions."

Moments after the Heat extended their winning streak to 27, Spoelstra urged his team to be "grateful for this opportunity and stay in this moment."

That's his way of saying, yes, enjoy the moment but don't lose sight of the only goal that matters - another NBA title. That's what the players talked about in the locker room after the Orlando game, as they wolfed down chicken, pasta and vegetables and headed to the bus.

"To be honest with you, we don't really think about the streak," Heat forward Udonis Haslem said. "People might find this hard to believe, but if you start thinking about a streak, that's when you slip up. If you start thinking about the Lakers' record, that's when you're going to slip up."

Besides, streaks don't come with championship rings.

"Not at all," Haslem said.


Last Updated: 10/2/2014 11:32:34 AM EST


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