NBA Recap: Bulls Beat Heat in OT, Miami's Skid Now at 3 [Slideshow]

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  • Ice Cold Heat
    LeBron James had 17 points but struggled from the field (8/17 FG). The Miami Heat matched their longest losing skid of the season with a three-game losing streak Reuters
  • Joakim  Wins Battle Over LeBron
    Bulls winning over the Heat was just one of the surprise. East All Star center Joakim Noah (20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocked shots) also outperformed East All Star forward LeBron James (17 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals). Reuters
  • Teamwork
    The Bulls had 25 assists in their upset of the Heat led by Noah's 7 dimes. Three other players had exactly 4 assists each Reuters
  • Chicago D
    The Bulls limited the Heat to just 88 points-- on 40.5 per cent field goal shooting and 35.0 per cent from behind the arc. Reuters
  • The Spark Off the Bench
    D.J. Augustin had 22 points to lead Chicago's bench, which outscored Miami's 31-22 Reuters
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Don't look now but the defending champions are struggling. And by their standards, struggling big time.

The Miami Heat lost to the Houston Rockets last Tuesday and the San Antonio Spurs last Thursday. When they visited the rival Chicago Bulls on Sunday, they wanted to snap the skid to avoid duplicating their longest losing streak of the season they suffered last January when they lost consecutively to the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets. 

The Bulls won in overtime, 95-88.

Joakim Noah had another spectacular all-around game-- both on offense and defense and outdid LeBron James, who again struggled shooting the ball.

View the slideshow now to see the facts and stats of the Miami-Chicago game. 

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