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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Lead Miami Heat to Victory Over Chicago Bulls

The Miami Heat are one win away from earning a spot in the 2011 NBA Finals. Led by LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, the Heat took a commanding 3-1 lead by defeating the Chicago Bulls 101-93 in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Both teams began the game with stifling defense which led to sloppy play, several forced turnovers and ill-advised shots. Wade went 33 minutes without scoring and MVP Derrick Rose missed nine of his first 12 shot attempts. But Rose finally got on track in the second quarter after throwing down a thunderous dunk over Miami’s Joel Anthony.

With aggressive play, Rose kept the Chicago Bulls close throughout the game and played a major role in forcing the game into overtime. But without a consistent scoring option besides Rose, the Bulls suffered in the extra period. James, Wade and Bosh overwhelmed the Bulls in overtime by combining to score the Heat’s final 16 points.

Last summer, James was ridiculed profusely because of his decision to leave his home state of Ohio to play in Miami. He’s now four quarters away from cashing in on his risky gamble and proving his naysayers wrong.

Game 5 will be played Thursday in Chicago. –amir shaw



1 Comment

  1. Vandellish on May 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I’m a Heat fan but Bulls fans here in Chicago will have to be patient. Rose is only 22 years old. He’s almost in the same position as LeBron was with the Cavs in terms of having to do too much heavy lifting for the Bulls to win in a 7 game series against an elite team. Noah will have to improve his post moves, Boozer needs to come back healthy for the WHOLE SEASON for a change and they’ll have to get a legitimate starting 2G who can shoot, play D, run the floor with Rose and finish. They’ll be fine.

    As for LeBron I have to say that people (mostly Ohio folks) were a little too mad with him in the first place. Of course he didn’t handle the situation smoothly but he was angry with the world after his mom’s affair with a teammate and it’s clear that Cleveland’s owner is a cad and probably acted like one throughout their business relationship. Who doesn’t mess up sometimes at 25 years old? And I don’t buy it when people say ‘it was the way he handled it that we’re upset about.’ That’s BS because if he’d have done the same ‘decision’ show but stayed in Cleveland then they wouldn’t be mad at all. They should worry more about what John Boehner and Barack Obama are doing more than a mere athlete.