Sunday , Apr , 04 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – April 4

=== Miami Heat Team Report – April 4 ===

(Sports Network) – Caron Butler scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds
in leading the Miami Heat to a 97-83 triumph over the Chicago Bulls at the
United Center.

Eddie Jones netted a game-high 21 points for the Heat, who swept the season
series against the Bulls for the first time in franchise history. Lamar Odom
had a solid night by posting a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards,
while Rafer Alston came off the bench to net 10 in the winning effort.

With the win, the Heat moved a half-game behind idle Milwaukee for fourth
place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Heat have been one of the
league’s hottest teams, winning 13 of their last 16 contests.

Alston hit a three-pointer for the 43rd straight game in the win.

The Heat, which will now return home for a pair of games, won for just the
fourth time in their last nine on the road and improved to 12-27 away from
home this season.

Miami returns to action on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics.

MIA