Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - LeBron James was shoved to the floor by
seldom-used center Nazr Mohammed early in the second quarter which nearly
caused a huge fracas after an already testy Game 2.
James, though, had the last laugh.
LeBron James netted 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, while Chris
Bosh tallied 20 points and a playoff career-high 19 rebounds in the Miami
Heat's 104-94 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference
The contest was tied 70-70 after three quarters of play, but Miami outscored
Chicago 34-24 in the fourth to earn the victory and a 2-1 series edge.
Game 4 is Monday at the United Center.
James was just 6-of-17 from the floor, but hit all 11 of his free throws. He
added eight rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who shot 50 percent (35-
of-70) from the floor.
Norris Cole had 18 points off the bench in the triumph.
Carlos Boozer had 21 points, Joakim Noah recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds,
and Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler registered 17 points apiece for the Bulls,
who held a 44-28 points in the paint and 14-4 second-chance points edge.
Forward Luol Deng and guard Kirk Hinrich were again unable to play for
Deng underwent a spinal tap last week to rule out meningitis and has been slow
to recover. He had complications from the procedure and tried to take part in
Thursday's shoot-around. The 28-year-old Deng missed the first two games in
Miami and sat out Games 6 and 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.
Hinrich hasn't played since Game 4 of the first round against the Nets because
of a calf injury.
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