Heat Vs. Bulls: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Don't Know What Happened To Get Miami To NBA Finals Over Chicago

The overriding sentiment at the end of the Miami Heat's Game 5 win over the Chicago Bulls -- a win that saw Miami use a game-ending 18-3 run to come away with a 83-80 victory -- was one of shock. In a low-scoring game, with Dwyane Wade struggling, to see Miami storm back for a 12-point deficit over about three minutes of game action, with a parade of three-pointers and great defensive stands -- mixed in with some cringe-worthy miscues by Chicago, to be sure -- was the most surreal experience of the NBA Playoffs to date.

It was so unbelievable that after the game, the Heat's stars had trouble making sense of it. From Sam Smith's blog on Bulls.com:

"We don’t even know what happened," said Wade. [...] "I’m not going to lie to you and say we do."

"We don’t honestly know what happened," said LeBron. [...] "We know some big plays happened and we know we won the game. It went so fast."

There you have it: the two players most responsible for the completely jaw-dropping finish have no clue how to assess what happened. In a playoffs filled with blank stares of disbelief and reason suspended, the Heat took it to another level, amazing even themselves.

For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. Be sure to visit our 2011 NBA Finals hub.

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