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Bulls vs. Heat: Miami completes Game 5 comeback, advances to conference finals

The Heat are going to the Eastern Conference Finals after completing a come-from-behind victory in Game 5 against the Bulls.

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Wade doesn't have to prove himself, but still did

Dwyane Wade came into Game 5 questionable to play. In the fourth quarter, all he had were answers to the Bulls' resilient play down the stretch.

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James, Wade lift Heat to series win at home

He almost didn't play, but Dwyane Wade suited up and helped give Miami the first conference semifinal berth of the 2013 NBA playoffs with a vintage performance.

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Bulls fight back in Game 5 despite early deficit

Just when the Bulls looked like they were going to get run off the court, they remembered who they were and began to frustrate the Heat with stifling defense to keep Game 5 within reach.

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Dwyane Wade will 'give it a go' in Game 5

Despite coming into Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bulls as day-to-day, the Miami Heat guard will 'give it a go.'

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Heat aim to close out Bulls

The Heat will look to close out the Bulls at home and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night.

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It's a trap

The Heat are beating the Bulls at their own game: aggressively attacking the ball handler in the pick-and-roll to force turnovers and kick-start the fast break.

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Wade to be game-time decision for Game 5

Heat guard Dwyane Wade may sit out Wednesday's Game 5 to get some additional recovery time for his injured knee.

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Heat trounce listless Bulls in ugly blowout

The Chicago Bulls were ice cold in Game 4 against the Heat, as Miami seized a 3-1 advantage with an 86-65 win, trouncing a team that seems to have run out of luck.

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Dwyane Wade is wearing polka dot capri pants

He is. He really is.

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Wade bangs up already-hurt knee

Dwyane Wade might have aggravated a nagging knee injury early in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls.

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The Bulls have 'Next Man Up' signs on every seat

The Chicago Bulls are without Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich again in Game 4 against the Miami Heat on Monday. When you're going against a team that has won 43 of its last 46 games, even the toughest of tough guy axioms might not help.

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LeBron's art of flopping

LeBron James is inhumanly gifted with basketball talents. This doesn't mean that he won't take a flop or nine.

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These guys don't like each other

Officiating has been a point of contention during the Bulls-Heat series, but it masks a greater reality about the two teams.

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Bulls hope Boozer gets going, Cole goes cold

The Chicago Bulls are down, 2-1, but they might be in better shape in the conference semifinals series against the Miami Heat than many might suggest, especially if a couple of things go their way.

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Rose considered return vs. Heat, but won't play

Bulls star Derrick Rose thought about coming back from an ACL injury against the Heat, but he has decided to remain out.

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Deng still struggling with physical activity

Bulls forward Luol Deng is trying to get back on the floor following complications from a spinal tap, but his body is not reacting well to physical activity.

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NBA fines Bulls' Thibodeau for criticizing refs

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau got hit with a fine following another physical game with the Miami Heat.

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Heat take care of Bulls, lead series 2-1

The Bulls contained LeBron as long as they could, but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset. The Heat now lead the series, 2-1.

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Heat vs. Bulls Game 3 preview: Taking control

The series is tied at 1-1 and the action will shift to Chicago on Friday. After nine technical fouls in Game 2, will the refs tighten down on the Bulls and Heat for Game 3? Will Derrick Rose's injury continue to dominate the headlines?

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Bulls' Taj Gibson fined for 'verbal abuse' of ref

Gibson won't miss any time, though, as only the fine was handed down.

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Rose ruled out for Game 3

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau provided a sobering Game 3 injury update at shootaround on Friday.

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Thibodeau knows Bulls are 'not going to get calls'

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn't expect to receive better calls as the series shifts to Chicago.

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Noah did not have fun being given the finger

Joakim Noah gave his thoughts on the rude gesture a Miami Heat season-ticket holder gave him after he was ejected during Game 2.

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Deng lost 15 pounds in 9 days, was 'really scared'

Luol Deng tried to shoot after being released from the hospital following complications from a spinal tap, but felt too physically weak, having lost 15 pounds in under two weeks.

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How the empire struck back

The Heat's offense looked completely different in Game 2 than it did in Game 1. How did Miami bounce back and adjust to the Bulls' defense?

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Miami returns to form

After a stunning Game 1 loss to the Bulls, the Heat had to bounce back in Game 2. And bounce back they did, to the tune of a chippy 115-78 drubbing that saw nine technical fouls, a flagrant foul and two ejections. Ben Golliver of SB Nation and SI.com recaps the action.

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Heat, Bulls get physical in Game 2 blowout

Analysts say Wednesday night's showdown in Miami reminded them of an old school playoff game.

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Heat dominate Bulls, 115-78, even series

After dropping Game 1, LeBron James and the Heat took care of business Wednesday night and evened the series with Chicago.

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Bulls' Deng, Rose and Hinrich out for Game 2

The Chicago Bulls will again be without two key players against the Miami Heat, and Derrick Rose will not make his return.

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LeBron needs help

The Bulls opened up their playoff series against the Heat with a win in Miami. The Heat shot under 40 percent on the night and relied on LeBron James to break through a defensive scheme crafted to slow him down. That must change for Miami going forward.

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LeBron could guard Robinson in Game 2

Coming off his latest postseason gem, Bulls guard Nate Robinson firmly has the attention of the Miami Heat.

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Why should Rose trust the Bulls?

The former MVP still isn't playing. The Bulls shouldn't be surprised after the way stars have been treated by the team.

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Luol Deng will miss Game 2

The All-Star small forward is still recovering from a spinal tap procedure he received last week and it's unclear when he'll be back in uniform.

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Chicago shocker

The Bulls and Heat have plenty of history, and now Chicago leads the second-round series, 1-0, after stealing an incredible victory in Game 1. Can the Bulls really win the series?

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Don't blame LeBron

LeBron James played spectacularly, especially in the second half, against the Chicago Bulls. But his teammates didn't step up, and oh yeah, the Heat gave up 35 points in the fourth quarter, and thus the Heat lost a shocker.

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Bulls buck hero ball

Chicago bucked hero ball and ran legitimate, devastating plays to close out Miami in Game 1.

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Butler becomes Bulls' iron man

The Chicago Bulls are asking Jimmy Butler to do everything, all game, and somehow, he's doing it. Butler guarded LeBron James, led all players in rebounds, scored well, and didn't sit for even a minute in the Bulls' shocking Game 1 victory over Miami.

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Bulls shock Heat, 93-86

Nate Robinson - NATE ROBINSON!!! - scored the final seven points, as the Chicago Bulls went up 1-0 despite being short multiple starters against the defending NBA champions.

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Bulls, Heat tied after first half. What?

The shorthanded Chicago Bulls are somehow tied with a Miami Heat squad that looks a tad rusty and a tad flustered by the opposition's defense.

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Heat host Bulls in Game 1 of East semis

The Heat open up their second-round series against the Bulls on Monday night in Miami. Dwyane Wade is expected to be back in the lineup, while Luol Deng is out and Kirk Hinrich is doubtful.

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Bulls little more than warm-up for Heat

The Bulls survived the first round. Congratulations. Now you get the Heat.

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Derrick Rose not ruled out of Heat series

The Chicago Bulls wouldn't go as far as ruling point guard Derrick Rose out of returning from an ACL injury during the conference semifinals series against the Miami Heat.

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Dwyane Wade 'good to go' for Game 1 against Bulls

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade told reporters he'll be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Chicago Bulls.

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Deng out for Game 1 vs. Heat

Luol Deng has still not joined his teammates in Miami and is out for Game 1 against the Heat due to an illness.

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Series schedule released for Bulls/Heat series

The NBA has announced the start times for the first four games of the series.

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Looking back at the Bulls-Heat season series

The Heat are the better team, but the banged-up Bulls will try and stay competitive with physical defense and rebounding in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series.

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Heat heavy favorites over Bulls

It's tough to see any team slowing down LeBron, Wade and Bosh in the playoffs this year.

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Deng released from hospital

Luol Deng was reportedly 'alarmed' by complications from a spinal tap, but he is now out of the hospital.

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Rose won't return in playoffs, unless he does

The injured Chicago Bulls star spoke with the media Saturday, but didn't commit to returning and didn't commit to not returning.

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Rose still won't rule out return this year

Bulls star Derrick Rose won't make a miraculous return in Game 7 against the Nets, but he won't rule out a return if Chicago advances.

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