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NBA Playoffs: Heat Win Game 4 in Blow Out Fashion

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May 13, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the second half in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. The Heat beat the Bulls 88-65. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat 88 Chicago Bulls 65

How Miami Won: Defense, defense, and more defense.  The Heat nearly matched their franchise mark of fewest points allowed in a playoff game, holding the Bulls to 26 percent shooting from the field, while shooting 49 percent for the game.

Lebron James led the way with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists, while Chris Bosh added 14 points and 6 rebounds.  Miami also held a 19-7 advantage in fast-break points, and a 36-20 edge in points in the paint.

 How Chicago Lost: It was an ugly game offensively for the injury depleted Bulls.  They were without Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng again, and this time, it finally looked like the wheels are beginning to unravel.  On top of shooting 26 percent for the game, the Bulls also shot just 2 for 17 from the three-point line, with both makes coming from Richard Hamilton.

Chicago’s postseason hero, Nate Robinson, had a game to forget, shooting 0 for 12 from the field and finishing with 0 points.  Carlos Boozer led the way with 14 points and 12 assists, and Jimmy Butler added 12 points.

 It Was Over When: The game was still fairly close at halftime with the Heat leading 44-33.  By the end of the third quarter, the Bulls still had fewer points than the Heat did at halftime.  Miami held Chicago to just nine points in the third quarter, putting the game out of hand.

Quote of the Night: “We’re kind of putting screws and bandages everywhere. It’s frustrating, every night and every day.”  -Taj Gibson

Box Score:

Miami Heat

STARTERS

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Udonis Haslem

17

3-5

0-0

0-0

3

4

7

1

2

0

2

4

+12

6

LeBron James

43

9-20

1-4

8-9

0

7

7

8

2

0

5

0

+27

27

Chris Bosh

35

7-10

0-0

0-2

0

6

6

1

1

4

0

4

+21

14

Mario Chalmers

27

2-5

1-3

1-1

0

0

0

3

0

0

2

2

+15

6

Dwyane Wade

29

3-10

0-0

0-0

1

2

3

4

1

1

2

4

+4

6

BENCH

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Rashard Lewis

3

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

+2

2

Chris Andersen

14

2-3

0-0

5-5

3

1

4

1

0

2

1

3

+7

9

James Jones

2

1-1

1-1

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Shane Battier

22

1-6

1-6

0-0

0

2

2

1

2

1

0

4

+6

3

Joel Anthony

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

+2

0

Norris Cole

22

2-4

1-2

2-4

0

3

3

4

0

0

3

0

+8

7

Ray Allen

22

2-3

1-2

0-0

0

2

2

0

1

0

1

0

+9

5

Mike Miller

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

+2

0

TOTALS

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Chicago Bul

STARTERS

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Carlos Boozer

32

3-14

0-0

8-12

5

7

12

1

3

0

2

0

-16

14

Jimmy Butler

46

4-10

0-2

4-4

1

4

5

0

1

0

3

2

-23

12

Joakim Noah

37

1-6

0-0

4-4

6

3

9

0

1

0

3

3

-22

6

Nate Robinson

32

0-12

0-5

0-0

0

3

3

4

2

1

4

3

-9

0

Marco Belinelli

26

3-8

0-5

3-3

0

3

3

0

0

0

2

3

-21

9

BENCH

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Malcolm Thomas

2

0-1

0-0

1-2

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Taj Gibson

21

3-8

0-1

4-5

5

4

9

0

2

1

1

3

-7

10

Nazr Mohammed

5

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

1

0

1

-1

2

Marquis Teague

16

0-2

0-1

0-0

0

1

1

3

0

0

1

3

-14

0

Daequan Cook

2

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Richard Hamilton

22

4-11

2-3

1-2

0

0

0

4

1

0

1

1

-2

11

Luol Deng

DNP ILLNESS

Vladimir Radmanovic

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

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