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Heat dominate Bulls, book playoff berth

The Miami Heat stamped their authority with a dominant 112-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls, securing a coveted playoff berth in a thrilling play-in tournament elimination game.

Despite missing Jimmy Butler due to injury, the Heat showcased their depth and resilience, led by Tyler Herro’s 24 points and near triple-double performance.

Miami’s victory sets up a tantalizing first-round matchup against the formidable Boston Celtics, with the Heat embracing the challenge of being underdogs against the top-seeded team.

With DeMar DeRozan’s 22 points leading the Bulls’ effort, they were unable to withstand the Heat’s relentless onslaught.

Miami’s 19-0 run in the first quarter set the tone for the game, propelling them to an early lead that they never relinquished.

Despite a gritty display from the Bulls, the Heat maintained their composure and executed their game plan to perfection.

Game Recap: Heat 112, Bulls 91
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