Heat respond with blowout win, 115-78

By David Lang, Executive Producer, Local 10 Sports, dlang@wplg.com
Published On: May 08 2013 09:37:44 PM EDT
Updated On: May 08 2013 10:05:40 PM EDT
MIAMI -

The Miami Heat bounced back Wednesday night by beating the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of their playoff matchup.

Miami embarrassed Chicago 115-78.

It was a tough, physical game in the first half.

The Heat took over late in the 2nd quarter starting a big run, and never looked back.

The refs were busy calling several technical fouls.

Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were both ejected for technical fouls.

LeBron James took the game over early and often.

James was 6/6 from the floor to start the game.

James finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists.

Chris Bosh contributed early in the third quarter, finishing with 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points on 7/11 shooting.

The Heat did a better job of containing Nate Robinson.

The 5'9 Bulls guard scored 28 points in Game 1.

In game 2, Robinson scored just 11 points.

According to TNT's broadcast, Bulls guard Derrick Rose could return for Game 3 Friday night in Chicago.

Miami's win ensures that Game 5 will be played next Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena.

Tickets for Game 5 will go on sale to the general public Thursday beginning at 2 p.m.

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