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Miami's Bosh upset over hustle play by Bulls' Asik

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  • Bulls guard Kyle Korver makes a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute during Saturday's game against Miami at the United Center in Chicago.

      Bulls guard Kyle Korver makes a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute during Saturday's game against Miami at the United Center in Chicago.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer


After the Bulls beat Miami 99-96 on Saturday, Heat forward Chris Bosh limped out of the United Center and expressed some unhappiness toward Bulls center Omer Asik.

Bosh turned his left ankle late in the third quarter when Asik dove for a loose ball and crashed into Bosh's leg. The Miami forward jumped up quickly, but went to the locker room and didn't return.

After the contest, he accused Asik of an unnecessarily dangerous play.

"You've got to watch people's legs" Bosh said, according to "I know guys want to hustle and everything but we all want to play and provide for our families and have a job."

It's unlikely many people would agree with Bosh's description of Asik's hustle being a dangerous play.

Boozer injured:

Bulls forward Carlos Boozer also suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's contest. It happened on the last play of the game and the severity of the sprain was unclear.

After the game, Boozer's left ankle was heavily wrapped and he was driven to his car on a golf cart.

"Last play. I came down hard on it," Boozer told "It hurts right now. It really swelled up a lot. We'll see what happens in the next day or two."

Boozer did not travel with the team to Memphis so we won't play on Monday there, and his status is questionable for Tuesday at home against Charlotte.

Rose deflects attention:

The Bulls and Adidas teamed up to place "get out the vote" placards on every seat at the United Center on Saturday. Rose appreciated the gesture, even though he wasn't entirely comfortable with it.

"I try to go away from it, especially going out there for (a pregame) shootaround," he said. "People on my team were kidding around like, 'Why have you got all these things of you up here?' You don't want that attention. I know I don't want it. But wanting to be MVP, I guess you've got to get all the attention. It's kind of weird and I want to shy away from it, but at the same time, I can't."

Bull horns:

The Bulls are 6-0 this season when Keith Bogans knocks down at least 2 shots from 3-point range in a game. He went 2-for-3 against Miami. … Joakim Noah said he's getting a pin removed from his surgically repaired right thumb on Jan. 25. Then he'll be able to start moving the thumb and begin rehab. … The Bulls are in the midst of playing 10 games in 15 days, a stretch that ends Tuesday.


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