MIAMI — With their King unavailable, the Miami Heat relied on a strong defensive effort to defeat the Chicago Bulls.
Chris Bosh had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Heat past the Chicago Bulls 93-79 on a nationally televised game Sunday afternoon. It was Erik Spoelstra’s 300th win as Miami coach.
LeBron James, who suffered a broken nose in Thursday night’s win at Oklahoma City, watched the game in a gray suit from the Heat bench. He likely will be ready to go when Miami plays host to the New York Knicks this Thursday night.
Center Greg Oden made his first start since Dec. 5, 2009. He finished with five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.
Dwyane Wade had 23 points, 10 rebounds — including a career-high seven offensive rebounds — and seven assists. Mario Chalmers contributed 12 points and nine assists.