Heat vs. Bulls - Game Recap

The first-place Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 127-109 on Saturday night

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro added 19 apiece

Their grip on the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference is tightening

Miami built a nine-point halftime lead and broke it open in the third quarter

The Heat shot 53.7% in the game and made 17 of 34 3-pointers

Butler, the former Bull, had seven rebounds and six assists

Dewayne Dedmon added 14 points, and the Heat won their third straight

Next Match Heat: Visit Toronto on Sunday

Next Match Bulls: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday