Bulls beat Heat on big rally at start of second half
MIAMI – Pau Gasol had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls easily wiped out a 19-point halftime deficit to beat Miami 89-78 on Thursday night, dealing a huge blow to the Heat's playoff hopes.
The Bulls went on a 39-8 run to open the second half. Miami missed its first 12 shots after halftime, and the free fall never stopped.
Mike Dunleavy and Derrick Rose each had 12 points for Chicago, which moved back into the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Heat, which remained in the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference race with three games left and will have to win those games and get some help.
•THREES MARK SET: Stephen Curry eclipsed his own NBA record for most three-pointers in a season, making eight of them and scoring 45 points to rally the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland. He has 276 threes this season, four more than he made two years ago.