The Chicago Bulls cuffed the Miami Heat 96-89 Friday night at American Airlines Arena in Miami.Carlos Boozer led the victors with 27 points,12 rebounds and a late game steal.It was the Heat's lowest point total in a home game this season.
Miami's LeBron James notched his 31st straight game with 20+ points,leading all players with 30 points ,but was also unable to capitalise on a rare Clear Path to the Basket foul against him when he missed a free throw.Joakim Noah added 12 points for the Bulls,and Miami's Dwayne Wade scored 22.
Chicago raised its record to 18-13 with the win,while Miami dropped to 22-9.
At the AT and T Cotton Bowl in Dallas,the Texas A and M Aggies blasted the Oklahoma State Sooners 41-13.The Sooners were no match for freshman Johnny Football Manziel,the Aggies quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner,who rushed for a record-breaking 227 yards and 2 touchdowns,and receiver Ryan Swope,who became an Aggies all-time leader with his 103 yardage on the night.Manziel threw for 287 yards,while Sooners quarterback Landry Jones passed for 278 yards.
A zonal flow locked the jet stream north of the border this week,holding back colder temperatures,and it will be several more days before a likely pattern change makes early winter more seasonal for much of the US with frigid Canadian air.