Field Goal %
- CHI 44.0
- 45.7 MIA
Three Point %
- CHI 42.1
- 28.6 MIA
- CHI 16
- 10 MIA
- CHI 49
- 47 MIA
- Miami, FL
- Line: MIA -1.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
Heat vs Potential Eastern Conference Finals Opponents - Regular Season
Pacers Knicks W-L 1-2 1-3 PPG 90.3* 91.3 PPG diff -3.0 -11.5* *Worst vs any opponent
The Heat trailed by eight points entering the 4th quarter Wednesday but outscored the Bulls by 11 points in the final period to win the game and the series. Miami controlled the fourth quarter throughout the series, outscoring the Bulls by 22 points in the five games.
The Heat scored only 9 points when driving to the basket in the 1st half Wednesday, their low in a half this series. The Heat increased their production on drives in the 2nd half, scoring 24 points. LeBron James was the catalyst for Miami, driving 15 times in the 2nd half (4 drives in 1st half)
With the win in Game 5, the Heat are now: 12-1 in postseason since losing Game 1 of 2012 NBA Finals15-3 at home in postseason over last 2 seasons45-3 since February 3rd (regular and postseason combined)9-2 in potential series-clinching games in Big 3 Era (since 2011 postseason)
The Bulls have been eliminated from the postseason by LeBron James in 3 of the last 4 seasons.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol left Saturday night's preseason game against Houston with a sore right ankle. Gasol had surgery on his right foot last February.
After turning the ball over on the offensive end, Al Horford hustles back on defense and blocks Kristaps Porzingis' layup attempt in the first quarter of the Celtics' preseason game against the Knicks.
Philadelphia 76ers oft-injured center Joel Embiid may be ready to handle the grind of back-to-back games, according to coach Brett Brown, while Jahlil Okafor should be ready for opening night.