LeBron James scored 17 points, Shane Battier made all four of his 3-point tries, and the Miami Heat took control with 17 straight second-quarter points on the way to spoiling Derrick Rose’s return and beating the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Tuesday night in the season-opener for both teams.
A South Florida businessman, after defrauding investors out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in federal prison.
A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Chicago Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
LeBron James came on strong down the stretch to finish with 25 points, Chris Bosh added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Miami Heat followed up the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history with a 104-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Carlos Boozer said the Chicago Bulls were feeling cheated. Mario Chalmers said the Miami Heat thought they were getting too many cheap shots. Tensions and emotions are now nearly as high as the stakes.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
With the Big 3 back and the league’s best record clinched – as well as the winningest season in franchise history – the Miami Heat don’t have much left to do other than tune up for the playoffs.
The head of a Miami Beach-based Fortune 500 company pleaded guilty Friday to stealing millions from investors.
Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated on the boards to become only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat 96-89 Friday night.