Boozer leads Bulls past Heat 96-89

Boozer leads Bulls past Heat 96-89
January 4, 2013, 10:48 pm
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Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 against the Chicago Bulls. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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MIAMI (AP) Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated on the boards to become only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat 96-89 Friday night.

Chicago outrebounded Miami 48-28. The Bulls had 20 second-chance points to seven for the Heat.

The Eastern Conference-leading Heat fell to 15-3 at home. Their other home losses came against the Knicks and Warriors.

Miami's LeBron James scored 30 points, extending his streaks of scoring at least 20 points to 31 consecutive games this season, and 52 games in a row overall when including last year's playoff run. He has scored at least 25 in eight consecutive games

The first meeting between the teams this season was bruising, and the Bulls repeatedly outfought the Heat on the boards.