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Heat Beat Bulls, Take 3-2 Series Lead

By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 4, 2006 3:04AM

2006_05_sports_bulls_playoffs_game5.jpgThe Miami Heat regained a 1-game advantage over the Bulls in the best-of-seven series, beating the Bulls 92-78 as the series returned to Miami. For three quarters, the Bulls hung in there with the Heat. They finally unravelled in the 4th quarter, as the Heat turned a 2-point lead into a 15-point win. The series returns to the United Center on Thursday, with the Bulls looking to tie it up and the Heat looking to eliminate the Bulls.

While the Bulls' Tyson Chandler played, after suffering a serious-looking ankle sprain in Game 4, he only played 5 minutes. While he said he felt well enough to play, his inability to get into the flow of the game resulted in 5 quick fouls in less than 5 minutes on the court. Hopefully, his ankle will feel better in Game 6. The Heat also face a player dealing with injury. Dwyane Wade went down hard on his hip late in the first half. While he returned and scored 28 points, his hip continues to bother him. He expects to play, but will he suffer the same effects that plagued Chandler? Bulls fans can only hope so.

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