Michael Beasley's premature first-half celebration.
Last night the Heat played a spectacular second quarter, outscoring the Bulls 33-12 on their way to building a 19-point halftime lead, 51-32.
Then Miami stopped putting the ball in the basket.
The Heat didn't score for the first 5:13 of the second half, and Chicago won the third quarter 33-8. It didn't get much better for Miami in the fourth, with the Bulls winning the second half by a 57-27 margin on their way to an 89-78 victory.
The loss was disastrous for the Heat (35-44), who are now 1.5 games back of No. 7/8 Boston and Brooklyn (both 36-42) with just three remaining. Miami is also half a game behind Indiana (35-43).
This is great news for the Celtics playoff chances, as the Heat are the only team of the three that Boston does not own the tiebreaker against.