Heat continue winning ways with defeat of Bulls

Bam Adebayo had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Duncan Robinson added 22 points to lift the visiting Miami Heat to a 118-100 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Miami won for the eighth time in nine games while keeping Chicago from winning consecutive games for the first time this season.

After outscoring the visiting Heat 34-21 in the fourth quarter on Saturday, the Bulls were unable to flag down the Heat on Monday despite shooting 45.7 percent with 11 3-pointers.

Robinson shot 6-for-9 from long range as Miami drilled 17 treys as part of a 48.6 percent effort from the floor. Jaime Jaquez Jr. (19), Jimmy Butler (16), Kevin Love (11) and Josh Richardson (10) also finished in double figures for the Heat, who led by as many as 24 points.

Coby White paced the Bulls with a season-high 20 points. Four other Bulls scored in double figures: Nikola Vucevic (18 points), DeMar DeRozan (15), Zach LaVine (13) and Alex Caruso (13).

Vucevic grabbed a team-best seven rebounds, one more than White, but the Heat were plus-12 on the boards behind Adebayo and Love, who finished with eight rebounds.

Miami jumped out to a 12-2 lead after just 2:23, highlighted by a pair of Robinson treys. But Chicago, which overcame a 22-1 first-quarter hole to defeat the Heat on Saturday, responded by scoring the next eight points.

The Heat took a 65-53 lead into halftime, leading by as many as 14 in the first half.

Butler (12 points), Love (11) and Robinson (11) each were in double figures at the break, as the Heat thrived behind solid ball movement. Miami had 16 assists in the first half against just two turnovers.

White had 11 first-half points for Chicago, which shot 50 percent compared to 57.1 percent for Miami.

The Heat stopped a four-game series losing streak against the Bulls. That ended Chicago’s longest active winning streak against any opponent.

Kyle Lowry, Butler and Adebayo each had six assists for Miami.