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NBA: Chicago 96, Miami 89

Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer poured in 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Friday in leading Chicago to a 96-89 win over Miami, which has lost three of its last five.

The defending NBA champion Heat had a five-game home winning streak snapped and were held to a season-low point total on their own floor. Their home record dropped to 15-3.

Chicago pulled away in the fourth quarter after Miami had closed within three points. The Bulls dominated the rebounding battle 48-28.

Joakim Noah, who had missed a game due to illness, returned to score 13 points and claim 12 boards. It was Chicago's third win in four games.

LeBron James scored 30 points for the Heat, Dwyane Wade had 22 and Chris Bosh added 14. Miami went 5-of-20 from 3-point range.

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