Morning Box Score: Rose Outduels Wade, Hawks Fall in Shootout
By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Jan 16, 2011 3:00PM
Bulls 99, Heat 96
The "Three Kings" of Miami were down to just two Saturday night as the Heat faced the Bulls without LeBron James. It didn't take long to dwindle down to one as Chris Bosh limped off and went in for x-rays after hurting his ankle in the third quarter, thus leaving Miami to count on Dwyane Wade.
Wade and the Heat couldn't keep up with Derrick Rose and the Bulls who handed Miami their third straight loss in a 99-96 victory when Kyle Korver retrieved a loose ball and hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left.
Rose had 34 points and 8 assists to fellow Chicago native Wade's 33 points. Carlos Boozer added 12 points and 10 rebounds, however Boozer didn't fair so well after the game. He appeared to hurt his left ankle on the play when Korver hit his go-ahead shot and according to multiple reports, left the United Center in a walking boot.
Blackhawks 2, Predators 3
The Blackhawks may have ousted the Nashville Predators from the playoffs in the opening round last April, but the tables are starting to turn as the Preds have won three of the first four games in this Central Division rivalry including a 3-2 shootout win Saturday.
Despite the loss, rookie goaltender Corey Crawford extended his shutout streak to 126 minutes, 23 seconds by keeping Nashville off the scoreboard through the first two periods. The Hawks outshot the Predators 23-12 to that point and 33-26 for the game.
Tomas Kopecky scored a power play goal and Viktor Stalberg also had a goal for the Hawks.
The Blackhawks will get a rematch as the Predators will now visit the United Center Sunday night.