MIAMI -- During a third-quarter timeout Friday night, the Miami Heat showed on the videoboard as part of the team's 25th anniversary celebration highlights of Rony Seikaly grabbing a team-record 34 rebounds in a 1993 game.
On the court, Miami couldn't even get 34 rebounds as team.
Once again, the Heat got walloped on the boards. But this time it cost them.
The Heat had been 4-0 this season in games in which they was outrebounded by 15 or more. But they lost the battle of the boards 48-28 and the game 96-89 to the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena.
"It's a recurrence," said Miami forward LeBron James, none too pleased at what happened. "We got smashed on the glass."
James, who had a game-high 30 points while playing on a sore right knee, called it a "facade" that the Heat were able to win previous games by getting blasted on the boards, including one four days earlier in Orlando, when they were outrebounded 50-33. He said the Heat won those games because they made enough ...