Heat set franchise shooting record, roll past Bulls 129-111
MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Joe Johnson added 24 points in his Miami home debut and the Heat set a franchise record by shooting 67.5 percent on the way to rolling past theChicago Bulls 129-111 on Tuesday night.
Luol Deng scored 20, Dwyane Wade had 18 and Goran Dragic finished with 17 points and 11 assists for Miami. The previous Heat record for shooting percentage in a regular-season game was 63.4 percent on Dec. 16, 2013, against Utah.
Chicago was within 108-102 with 5:14 left, before Miami finished on a 21-9 run. No team had shot better in an NBA game this season than the 61.8 percent posted by San Antonio against Philadelphia on Dec. 7.
Derrick Rose scored 17 points for Chicago.