LeBron James was on fire to help Miami knock off visiting Chicago 105- 93 as the Lakers won their first game since losing Kobe Bryant.
LeBron James collected 24 points and seven rebounds and Dwyane Wade scored 22 as Miami knocked off visiting Chicago.
Mario Chalmers added 15 points and Chris Andersen had a season-high 15 off the bench for the Heat, who won their sixth straight.
Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer recorded 16 and 20 boards as the Bulls dropped a game behind the Atlanta Hawks in the race for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference play-offs.
Miami took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter and never let it slip lower than seven. Mike Miller’s 3-pointer with 1:16 left stretched it back out to 103-93 and put the game away.
James went 6-for-6 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line in the first half as Miami opened up a 15-point lead early in the second quarter. Nate Robinson struck fire for Chicago late in the half and had seven points during a 23-10 burst to end the second and cut it to 56-54 at the break.