Last Update on December 06, 2013 11:35 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls gave their fans a double-dose of good news on Thursday, including an easy victory over the two-time defending NBA champs.
Joakim (JOH'-keem) Noah shot 6-for-9 while scoring 17 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the Bulls' 107-87 rout of Miami. Carlos Boozer finished with a game-high 27 points and Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) added 20 as Chicago dealt the Heat their second straight loss.
LeBron James was the lone Miami player with more than 15 points, finishing with 21.
Heat guard Dwyane (dwayn) Wade sat out due to illness after missing Tuesday's loss because of knee soreness.
Chicago's easy win came hours after Bulls guard Derrick Rose said he's not ruling out a return for the playoffs if his surgically-repaired knee is fully healed by then. The team initially said he would miss the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee last Friday in Portland.
Also in the NBA:
-- Reserves Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points each as the Clippers clobbered the Grizzlies 101-81. Chris Paul also had 15 points and eight assists for the Clippers, who outscored the Grizzlies 61-39 in the second half and had a 50-31 advantage in bench points. Blake Griffin's 14 points and nine rebounds helped the Clippers halt a two-game skid.
-- The Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak and improved to 4-13 by embarrassing the Nets 113-83 in Brooklyn. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Iman Shumpert finished with a season-high 17 points and Andrea Bargnani finished with 16 before being ejected in the fourth quarter. The Knicks made a season-high 16 3-pointers in 27 attempts led by as many as 34 in winning their first meeting of the season against their city rivals.
T25 FOOTBALL-FLORIDA STATE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis (JAYM'-ohs) Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago. State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement at a news conference in Tallahassee, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.
A search warrant from January, released hours before the news conference, detailed the woman's accusations for the first time. She told police she and friends had five to six shots at a bar and her "memory is very broken from that point forward." She said she remembered being in a cab with a "non-descript" black man and going into an apartment where she was raped.
The woman didn't identify Winston until about a month after the alleged assault.
Winston has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking and a shot at a national championship if they defeat Duke on Saturday.
Many Heisman voters were waiting to see whether Winston would be charged with a crime before casting their ballots. The deadline for ballots is Monday, and the trophy is awarded Dec. 14.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- No. 19 Louisville has completed its first and only season in the American Athletic Conference by beating a local rival in overtime.
Dominique Brown scored on a two-yard run in overtime before the Cardinals stopped Cincinnati on downs to beat the Bearcats 31-24. Teddy Bridgewater finished with 255 passing yards and threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.
The outcome allowed 15th-ranked Central Florida to clinch the conference title in Louisville's last regular-season game before joining the ACC.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden addressed the likelihood football coach Gary Pinkel will be sought for the Washington opening, raising the possibility of a contract extension after the season. Pinkel has a team record-tying 101 coaching victories in his 13 seasons with the Tigers, who are preparing to play Auburn for the SEC championship and a possible berth in the BCS title game. The Huskies had to begin a head coaching search when Steve Sarkisian (sahr-KEE'-zhen) left earlier this week to take over at Southern California.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-COACH OF THE YEAR
Duke coach honored
Duke's David Cutcliffe has been selected coach of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Cutcliffe has led the 20th-ranked Blue Devils, who are 10-2, to a school record for victories and their first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Duke plays No. 1 Florida State in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday night.
Last year's winner of the Walter Camp coach of the year was Notre Dame's Brian Kelly.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NCAA SUIT
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries. Tony Van Zant and Sharron Washington say they suffer headaches, depression and other ailments. The lawsuit seeks medical monitoring and testing for former college players with similar head injuries who didn't advance to the NFL.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Houston Texans took another major step toward securing the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Chad Henne (HEH'-nee) threw for two touchdowns and receiver Ace Sanders supplied the Jaguars' third scoring strike in a 27-20 win over the Texans in Jacksonville. The Jags already were ahead 17-10 in the third quarter when Henne threw behind the line of scrimmage to Sanders, who found Jordan Todman for a 21-yard TD.
The 4-9 Jaguars also took the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards for the team's fourth opening-drive touchdown in its last five games.
Maurice Jones-Drew had 103 rushing yards on 14 carries as the Jaguars handed the 2-11 Texans their 11th consecutive loss.
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