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Wade had 15 points in the third quarter, the Heat led 84-70 late in the period and settled for the 10-point edge entering the fourth, which typically is enough.
The Heat were 15-2 at home when taking leads into the final quarter; the Bulls were 4-19 on the road when trailing with 12 minutes left.
But Gordon -- a career 21-point-per-game scorer against Miami -- single-handedly got the Bulls back on top.
He scored 14 straight Chicago points in the final minutes of regulation, including hitting 3-pointers on four of five possessions in one stretch. Gordon then made one of two free throws with 20.7 seconds left, putting Chicago up 104-101.
That left Wade plenty of time.
The reigning Eastern Conference player of the week almost made it look easy, making a 3-pointer over Salmons for the final basket of regulation.
It was the 78th straight game where Wade scored in double figures, matching his franchise record. He's also scored at least 20 points in 19 straight games, putting him one away from matching the Heat record in that department -- which he also owns.
But that was irrelevant in the end, as the Heat pulled out their biggest win of the year.
"It's definitely up there," Chalmers said. "We fought hard."
Notes: It was Latin Night -- "Noche Latina," part of the NBA's annual tribute to fans and players from Latin America and Hispanic cities -- Miami wore black uniforms with "El Heat" across the chest. The Heat will wear the jerseys again Saturday at home against Utah. ... Bulls F Tyrus Thomas picked up a technical with 2:28 left in the third, throwing his gum at a nearby official after picking up his fourth foul. ... Former Heat center Alonzo Mourning isn't sitting idle in retirement; he has a meeting in Tallahassee on Tuesday with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, discussing Medicare for kidney patients. Mourning had a kidney transplant in 2003.
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