Jimmy Butler scored 16 points against his former team, while Adebayo earned his eighth double-double of the season.
The Heat have now won eight of their last nine games after a 1-4 start to the season. Miami nailed a season-high 17 of 35 3-point attempts from the field despite sharpshooter Tyler Herro missing his sixth-straight game with a right ankle sprain.
For a fourth consecutive game, the Bulls faced a large deficit in front of their home fans, falling behind 12-2 less than three minutes in after Duncan Robinson made two early 3-pointers. Robinson scored 11 of his 22 points in the first quarter and has hit at least one 3-pointer in every game so far this season.
While all five Bulls starters reached double figures in scoring, Zach LaVine was limited to 13 points on a season-low nine shot attempts. Alex Caruso also finished with 13 points along with a block and a steal. For the defensive-minded Caruso, six straight games with double-digit scoring is the longest streak of his career.
Butler began his NBA career in Chicago, where he made three of his six All-Star Game appearances. Since then, Butler’s 23.9 points per game scoring average against the Bulls is his highest against any team for his career. Adebayo has eclipsed the 20-point barrier in eight consecutive games.
Heat: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Bulls: Begin a four-game road trip against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
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James Fegan, The Associated Press