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Boozer, Bulls too much for Heat (VIDEO)

Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 05: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat on his way to a game-high 27 points at the United Center on December 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Heat 107-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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This is the Chicago Bulls that are hard to beat, Derrick Rose or no Derrick Rose.

Since Rose went down with a torn meniscus the Bulls have struggled at both ends of the floor — they had been giving up 13 more points per 100 possessions defensively than they had with Rose. That was just about focus and not playing at both ends like they normally do.

But that defense was back against the Heat (allowing 96.1 points per 100 possessions). Miami scored just 34 points in the paint There also was a whole lot of Carlos Boozer — 27 points and 9 rebounds — which is what we highlight in that video. For all the talk about Boozer’s contract and flaws, the guy can flat-out play.