On Saturday, the Miami Heat will complete a road back-to-back when they visit the Chicago Bulls. The Heat plays the Detroit Pistons on the road on Friday before heading to the Windy City to play the Bulls. Miami lost to Milwaukee 124-86 on Tuesday in their most recent outing. Hassan Whiteside and Justice Winslow each scored 19 points to lead the Heat in the loss.
Chicago was embarrassed on Thursday at Denver falling 135-105. The loss was Chicago’s ninth straight. The loss was the Bulls 12th straight on Denver’s home court. Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls in the loss with 27 points. Wendell Carter Jr. did not play due to a sprained thumb and is day-to-day.
Josh Richardson is leading the Heat in scoring with an average of 17.7 points per game. Hassan Whiteside is the team leader in rebounds and blocked shots with averages of 12.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. Justice Winslow is leading the Heat in assists with an average of 4.2 per game. Miami is shooting 44.0% from the field and 35.5% from three-point territory.
Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 22.8 points. Wendell Carter Jr. is leading in rebounding with an average of 7.0 per game, while Kris Dunn is the leader in assists with an average of 6.5 per game. The Bulls are shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.6% from three-point territory.