LeBron James scored 35 points and six rebounds and six assists and Chris Bosh added 22 points and six boards for Miami, who took a 3-1 series lead in the overtime win at the American Airlines Arena.
“It’s one game away,” James said. “We’re not taking anything for granted.”
He added: “We know offensively, at times, we have rough stretches. But we give ourselves chances to win every game because we defend.”
Dwyane Wade had 14 points, five rebounds, four blocks and two steals, while Mike Miller finished with 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Heat.
Derrick Rose scored 23 points for the Bulls, but only went 8-of-27 shooting from the field and 1-of-9 from 3-point, where Chicago struggled with 6-of-24 from that range.
“Hey, they’re a great team,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They compete. They play hard. They play great defense … and they made plays at the end.”
Meanwhile, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng both added 20 for the Bulls, who will now look for a win and extend the series Thursday night at home.
“We thought we had chances to win and unfortunately we came up short,” Boozer said.
“All we can do now is focus on the next one at home and do what we can to win that game and then move forward from there.”
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