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>>Bulls Beat Heat

 

Bobby Portis scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, Wayne Selden added 20 and the Bulls ran away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 105-89 - getting a win to finish off the second-worst January in franchise history.

 

Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who went 1-13 in January 2001 for their worst first month of the calendar year. Kris Dunn scored 14 and Robin Lopez added 13 for Chicago, which shot 51 percent.

 

Miami - now without Derrick Jones and Goran Dragic - held out Dwyane Wade with right knee soreness. Chicago was without Zach LaVine because of a sprained right ankle.

 

Tyler Johnson scored 15 points for Miami, which got 14 from Justise Winslow and 13 apiece from Bam Adebayo and Wayne Ellington. The Heat shot 38 percent, including 12 of 42 from 3-point range.

 

The Bulls, who snapped a four-game slide, moved to 7-20 on the road. Portis had 15 points in the fourth, while Miami's entire roster managed 21 in the final 12 minutes.

 

The Bulls visit the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

 

>>Washington Downs Indiana

 

Bradley Beal scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 23 to lead another productive night from Washington's bench, and the Wizards beat the reeling Pacers 107-89 on Wednesday night.

Green had 16 points in the first half to help spell Beal, who came in second in the NBA in minutes at 37.2 per game, and the Wizards' reserves scored 58 points. Washington's second unit also led a fourth-quarter rally that just fell short against Cleveland a night earlier.

 

Thaddeus Young scored 13 points for the Pacers. They are 0-3 since a victory over Toronto in which leading scorer Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending knee injury - their first three-game skid of the season.

 

Indiana dropped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Philadelphia and a half-game ahead of fifth-place Boston.

 

The Wizards never trailed after a 10-0 run in the first quarter that put them ahead 24-18.

 

Washington pushed its lead to 22 points in the third quarter. Indiana briefly cut it to 10 but never got closer.

 

Chasson Randle matched his career high with 13 points for Washington, and Jordan McRae scored 12 in a season-high 26 minutes.

 

The Pacers are at Orlando on Thursday night, the second of a four-game, six-night trip.

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