Herro and the Heat visit conference foe Chicago
Miami Heat (8-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (5-9, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Bulls host the Miami Heat in Eastern Conference action Monday.
The Bulls are 4-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago allows 110.5 points and has been outscored by 3.3 points per game.
The Heat are 5-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami ranks seventh in the NBA allowing just 109.6 points while holding opponents to 47.2% shooting.
The Bulls score 107.2 points per game, 2.4 fewer points than the 109.6 the Heat allow. The Heat average 12.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.0 fewer made shots on average than the 14.1 per game the Bulls give up.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 102-97 in the last matchup on Nov. 19.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is scoring 23.3 points per game with 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 20.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 44.0% over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Kyle Lowry is scoring 5.3 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.8 points and 4.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.9 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points per game.
Heat: 7-3, averaging 112.1 points, 39.9 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 9.2 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Dalen Terry: out (patella), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).
Heat: R.J. Hampton: day to day (knee), Tyler Herro: out (ankle).
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