User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Noah leads Bulls over Heat 95-88 in OT

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CHICAGO (AP) - Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation.

Advertisement
Dwyane Wade scored 25 for Miami, but with James struggling again, the Heat dropped their third straight to match their longest losing streak of the season.

James scored 17 points on 8-of-23 shooting and couldn't come through after Miami blew a 12-point lead down the stretch. With a chance to win it at the end of regulation, he got stripped by Butler on a layup attempt.

In overtime, it was all Bulls.

Chicago outscored Miami 9-2, starting with Augustin's 3 just under a minute in. Butler added a jumper from the wing, Noah scored on a putback and Butler added two free throws to make it 95-86 with 1:33 left before James made a layup.

Noah also had seven assists and five blocks with his dad - tennis great Yannick Noah - looking on.

Butler added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Wade tried to carry the load for Miami, particularly in the early going. Chris Bosh scored 15, but James had another rough afternoon. The four-time MVP is 23 for 59 in the three games since his career-high and franchise-record 61-point effort against Charlotte last week.

James also went without a mask from the start to protect his broken nose, after ditching it during the previous game. He said it was simply uncomfortable, so he decided to play without it even though he was not cleared to do so.

The Heat led by 12 in the third quarter, but the Bulls hung in.

Augustin's 3-pointer and Butler's steal and two free throws put Chicago ahead 75-74 midway through the fourth.

It was 82-82 with just over two minutes left when Noah blocked a layup by James. Taj Gibson raced the other way for a thunderous dunk while getting fouled by Mario Chalmers, drawing a roar from the crowd.

James tied it again on a layup with 1:10 left. Wade then stole the ball from Butler and hit two free throws after getting fouled inside by Noah to give Miami an 86-84 lead with 29.2 seconds remaining. But Kirk Hinrich quickly scooped in a runner to knot it at 86 with 20.1 seconds left.

After a timeout, James took the inbounds and got stripped driving along the right side by Butler to send this one to overtime.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Dinero Talks: Heat at 50-to-1
Edwards: Game 2 - Hawks at Cavaliers
News: 2016 Playoff Results
News: 2nd Round Series Odds
NBA: 5 missed calls in OKC-SA Game 2
Varejao says tripping not intentional
Cavaliers not crying foul over LeBron
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
18-6 Playoffs, 16-3 L19 G-Plays
6-0 L4 Days, 17-7 L24 Guarantees
16-6 L6 Days, 5-1 L6 Guarantees
8-1 L9, 11-2 L13 NBA Selections
12-5 L17 Picks, 29-11 G-Plays
5-1 L6 G-Plays, 8-3 L11 Picks
15-6 L21 Picks, +2,523 This Year
11-5 L16 G-Plays, +2,277 Overall
7-2 L2 Days, 6-2 L8 Totals
2-0 Y'day, +1,998 Net Profits TY
11-5 Last 16 NBA Picks
2-0 Record Y'day, 5-0 Run
4-1 Sunday, 6-2 L8 Totals
5-1 Last 6 Playoff Picks
6-2 L8 Guaranteed Plays
7-1 L8 G-Plays, +1,617 Picks TY
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2015 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 2523
Greg Smith + 2277
Chip Chirimbes + 1998
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 935
ASA + 390
Kevin Rogers + 379
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Greg Smith 58 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Stephen Nover 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1418
Paul Bovi + 1271
Jimmy Boyd + 1243
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 3091
Paul Bovi + 889
NeiltheGreek + 391
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2755
Paul Bovi + 1267
The Gold Sheet + 1241
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership