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Chicago hosts Miami after DeRozan’s 50-point outing

April 1, 2022 GMT

Miami Heat (49-28, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (45-32, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago hosts the Miami Heat after DeMar DeRozan scored 50 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 135-130 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Bulls are 29-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.7 points while shooting 48.1% from the field.

The Heat are 31-16 in Eastern Conference play. Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 109.3 points per game and is shooting 46.4%.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 112-99 on March 1. Tyler Herro scored 20 points to help lead the Heat to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeRozan is scoring 28.0 points per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

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Herro is averaging 20.6 points and 3.9 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 107.9 points, 39.2 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points per game.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 108.3 points, 41.7 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Lonzo Ball: out (knee).

Heat: Caleb Martin: day to day (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.