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Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls, 100-93

CHICAGO (AP) Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat followed the lowest-scoring first quarter in team history with the highest-scoring one of the season to beat the Chicago Bulls.

After scoring seven points in the first quarter, Miami had 38 in the second to take a 45-42 lead en route to a 100-93 victory Sunday.

Dragic scored 24 points, Wayne Ellington had 19 points and five 3-pointers off the bench and the Heat's four reserves outscored their five starters. James Johnson added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and fellow reserves Tyler Johnson and Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points apiece as the Heat bench produced 54 points to extend the team's winning streak to three.

Jerian Grant led Chicago with a career-high 24 points. Denzel Valentine had 14 points and career highs of 13 rebounds and seven assists.

''They (the bench) inspired the whole team,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''We were looking for some kind of energy, some kind of separation. We understand that it was going to be a 48-minute game and they played some inspiring basketball, not only in the fourth quarter but in that second quarter. That's what really changed the momentum and brought us back into it.''

Ellington ignited the Heat after the 2-for-19 first-quarter from the field, scoring 10 points and hitting three 3-pointers as Miami shot 68.4 percent in the second quarter.

The Heat started slow again in the third quarter, prompting Spoelstra to leave his second- and third-leading scorers, Dion Waiters (four points) and Hassan Whiteside (11 points, nine rebounds), on the bench down the stretch as the Heat pulled away after Chicago cut Miami's lead to 83-81 with five minutes, 40 seconds to play.

''I don't think we look at it like Dion or Whiteside or Dragic,'' James Johnson said. ''We have a lot of weapons on this team. We have a lot of guys who could do it. We're all trying to play our roles and master that.''

Justin Holliday added 15 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth in a row following an 0-4 West Coast trip.

TIP-INS

Heat: Whiteside (knee) was in the starting lineup after missing Saturday's practice to receive treatment. ... F James Johnson had at least five rebounds and five assists in a game for the fifth time this season. ... Miami (10-9) exceeded the .500 mark for the first time since winning two of three to open the season.

Bulls: Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said he's ''hoping'' G David Nwaba will return to practice on Monday. Nwaba (sprained right ankle) missed his ninth consecutive game. ... The home game was just Chicago's seventh of the season, tied with Toronto for fewest in the NBA. ... Grant scored 62 points in Chicago's past three games. His single-game high was 13 prior to this stretch.

FROSTY FIRST QUARTER

The Heat shot 2-of-19 from the field in the first quarter but only trailed 13-7 because the Bulls managed to make just 4-of-24 shots, including 1-for-15 inside the 3-point arc.

The 20 combined points were the fewest in any quarter in Bulls history.

DESIGNATED SHOOTER

Ellington continued his hot 3-point shooting, going 5-of-8 behind the arc.

The veteran reserve made multiple 3-pointers in each of the Heat's past four games, going 20-for-35 in that stretch, and at least one in 11 straight. Ellington is shooting 44.2 percent for the season.

UP NEXT

Heat: At Cleveland on Tuesday night.

Bulls: Host Phoenix on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
G. Dragic
7 G
B. Portis
5 F
22.8 Min. Per Game 22.8
13.0 Pts. Per Game 13.0
1.6 Ast. Per Game 1.6
7.8 Reb. Per Game 7.8
47.2 Field Goal % 44.9
46.8 Three Point % 44.6
82.2 Free Throw % 80.0
+ 1 Jerian Grant made free throw 0:06
  Shooting foul on Wayne Ellington 0:06
+ 3 Jerian Grant made 3-pt. jump shot 0:06
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:09
  Defensive rebound by Goran Dragic 0:30
  Justin Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:35
+ 1 Tyler Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:44
+ 1 Tyler Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 0:44
  Personal foul on Jerian Grant 0:44
+ 3 Jerian Grant made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bobby Portis 0:46
+ 3 Goran Dragic made 3-pt. jump shot 0:50
Team Stats
Points 100 93
Field Goals 34-75 (45.3%) 33-89 (37.1%)
3-Pointers 13-32 (40.6%) 14-33 (42.4%)
Free Throws 19-23 (82.6%) 13-16 (81.3%)
Total Rebounds 48 56
Offensive 1 7
Defensive 44 40
Team 3 9
Assists 19 25
Steals 9 10
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 14 18
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST
14 PTS, 13 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Heat 10-9 7381936100
home team logo Bulls 3-15 1329193293
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 10-9 107.0 PPG 47.2 RPG 22.7 APG
home team logo Bulls 3-15 101.3 PPG 41.3 RPG 21.6 APG
Key Players
G. Dragic G 15.3 PPG 3.1 RPG 4.9 APG 41.2 FG%
J. Grant G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
G. Dragic G 24 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
J. Grant G 24 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
45.3 FG% 37.1
40.6 3PT FG% 42.4
82.6 FT% 81.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 33 24 2 3 0 0 3 3 7/11 4/7 6/7 0 2 29 +5
H. Whiteside 21 11 9 0 1 0 0 1 5/11 0/0 1/2 1 8 21 +2
D. Waiters 26 7 5 1 0 0 2 0 2/10 1/6 2/2 0 5 12 -2
J. Winslow 19 4 8 2 1 0 0 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 8 17 -4
J. Richardson 24 0 2 1 1 1 3 1 0/5 0/3 0/0 0 2 3 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 33 24 2 3 0 0 3 3 7/11 4/7 6/7 0 2 29 +5
H. Whiteside 21 11 9 0 1 0 0 1 5/11 0/0 1/2 1 8 21 +2
D. Waiters 26 7 5 1 0 0 2 0 2/10 1/6 2/2 0 5 12 -2
J. Winslow 19 4 8 2 1 0 0 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 8 17 -4
J. Richardson 24 0 2 1 1 1 3 1 0/5 0/3 0/0 0 2 3 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Ellington 29 19 2 2 1 0 1 1 5/8 5/8 4/4 0 2 25 +3
J. Johnson 28 15 7 6 2 2 0 0 7/9 0/1 1/2 0 7 38 +11
K. Olynyk 26 10 5 2 1 0 3 4 3/8 1/3 3/4 0 5 17 +5
T. Johnson 30 10 5 2 2 2 0 4 3/8 2/4 2/2 0 5 23 +4
A. Hammons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Adebayo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 100 45 19 9 5 12 14 34/75 13/32 19/23 1 44 185 +35
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Holiday 36 15 3 1 1 1 1 4 5/14 3/9 2/2 0 3 21 0
D. Valentine 39 14 13 7 1 0 2 3 5/12 4/6 0/0 2 11 40 -14
L. Markkanen 31 11 10 1 0 1 0 1 4/10 3/7 0/0 0 10 24 +2
R. Lopez 27 10 7 3 1 0 2 0 5/12 0/0 0/0 3 4 22 +5
K. Dunn 23 2 4 3 3 0 3 2 0/6 0/0 2/2 0 4 12 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Holiday 36 15 3 1 1 1 1 4 5/14 3/9 2/2 0 3 21 0
D. Valentine 39 14 13 7 1 0 2 3 5/12 4/6 0/0 2 11 40 -14
L. Markkanen 31 11 10 1 0 1 0 1 4/10 3/7 0/0 0 10 24 +2
R. Lopez 27 10 7 3 1 0 2 0 5/12 0/0 0/0 3 4 22 +5
K. Dunn 23 2 4 3 3 0 3 2 0/6 0/0 2/2 0 4 12 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Grant 30 24 1 3 2 0 4 4 8/16 3/4 5/6 1 0 29 -9
B. Portis 23 11 5 4 0 0 2 2 4/8 1/2 2/2 1 4 22 -13
A. Blakeney 14 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1/7 0/4 1/2 0 2 8 +8
P. Zipser 12 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 2 10 -8
Q. Pondexter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mirotic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Felder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Felicio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Arcidiacono - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nwaba - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 93 47 25 10 2 14 18 33/89 14/33 13/16 7 40 188 -35