Field Goal %
- CHI 35.5
- 60.0 MIA
Three Point %
- CHI 39.1
- 50.0 MIA
- CHI 19
- 17 MIA
- CHI 37
- 53 MIA
- Miami, FL
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
According to NumberFire's mathematical modeling, the Bulls chances to win this series against the Heat without Derrick Rose are 21.4%. Even if Rose returns at 100% for the remainder of the series, those odds only rise to 24.8%.
From Elias: The Bulls are not out of this series yet.18 teams have lost a non-elimination postseason game by 37+ points. Those teams went 7-11 in their next game.
After posting a -15 plus-minus in Game 1, his third-worst in the postseason since joining the Heat, James was +25 Thursday. James was primarily defended by Jimmy Butler and went 7-of-10 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, resulting in 16 points. In 2 games, James has gone 12-of-18 and 3-of-6 from the free-throw line for 29 points with Butler defending him.
LeBron James went 6-6 FG in the 1st quarter. He had never before had a playoff game of 6-6 FG or better in the 1st quarter.Last player to go 6-6 FG or better in 1st quarter of a playoff game: Zach Randolph, May 9 2012 vs Clippers
At 3:42 in the 2nd quarter the Bulls were down 42-38; then the Heat went on a 62-20 run which lasted all the way to 8:28 in the 4th quarter. The Heat had 21 drives during the run which resulted in 26 points.
The Heat scored 56 points in the paint Wednesday, their second most in any playoff game since the 1996-97 season. Miami outscored the Bulls by 38 points in the paint in Game 2, which is the largest paint differential in the playoffs in any game in the last 17 seasons. The Heat scored 32 points in the paint in Game 1, tied for their fewest in the 2013 playoffs.
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