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Miami Heat travels to Chicago to face Bulls on Saturday

This will be the fifth game of a five-game trip for the Heat, which is 20-1 since starting 9-8.

January 09, 2011|By Mark Heisler

MIAMI AT CHICAGO

Saturday at 5 p.m.

TV: NBA TV.

In a welcome development, the attention the Heat gets now is for stuff that happens on the court, as opposed to conspiracy theories and dumb TV specials. This will be the fifth game of a five-game trip that began with Friday's win in Milwaukee and will take them to the West Coast and back... with the big question being whether anyone can beat them on the way.

They're 20-1 since starting 9-8 when Coach Erik Spoelstra seemed to be dangling, including their Christmas rout of the Lakers. They'll play in Portland on Sunday, at the Clippers on Wednesday and at Denver in a TNT game Thursday before meeting the up-and-coming-but-not-there-yet Bulls.

With Joakim Noah out until February, the Bulls have been up and down recently but will, at least, be excited for this one.

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