The Miami Heat fell to 4-7 on the season when playing at home after their 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.
Chris Bosh missed the game with a calf strain and it was the first time that he sat this season. It is currently unknown if Bosh will miss any additional time with an injury he suffered in Miami's last game. Josh McRoberts also sat again with a knee injury.
This was the third straight loss at American Airlines Arena for Miami and lowered the team's overall record to 11-13. The bad news for the Heat is that seven of their next eight games will come on their home court.
The Heat actually led the game after one quarter but it was downhill from there. The Bulls outscored the Heat by 11 in the second quarter and by 17 in the third.
Dwyane Wade was the unquestioned main option going into this game with Bosh unavailable. Wade struggled with six turnovers in his 28 minutes. The guard was 7-18 on his attempts and had no assists to go along with 17 points. Miami was -22 with Wade on the court which was easily the worst mark on the team.
Justin Hamilton started once again and logged big minutes for a second straight game. Hamilton played a season-high 33 minutes and had ten points with three rebounds. Hamilton could continue to see minutes if Bosh or McRoberts miss more time.
The Heat were an abysmal 4-22 on three-point attempts with Mario Chalmers contributing the most misses. Chalmers was 1-6 on his trey attempts in his 29 minutes on the court.
Miami will head to Brooklyn on Tuesday for its second game against the Nets this season. The Heat won the first contest which was also in Brooklyn.