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» Update: 11:56 PM ET
Wednesday, May 15
Boozer finished with 26 & 14 tonight. Nate 21, Butler 19, Rip 15. Not much scoring from Noah, 3 pts, 9 rebs.
Bulls finish season with Game 5 loss to Heat as they started it, a bit short on talent but not on effort and determination.
Tremendous effort by the Bulls
Now there's a little love. Cole, Battier and Ray Allen greeted some Bulls.
Heat advance 94-91 final...Bulls left it on the floor...
Pretty good effort by Bulls, but Heat pulls it out 94-91. Not much team interaction. Caoches are hugging each other.
Jimmy Butler misses a three right before the buzzer. Heat win it 94-91. The Bulls' season is over.
Not a shooting foul
With 45 secs left, Bulls have time to try to get a defensive stop.
That defintiely went off Boozer, can't review if it was a foul.
Wade has come up big in the 4th for the Heat..no question best player for Heat at crunch time
If they thought Nate vs. LeBron might be flagrant, what was that Wade-Nate collision on the last possession?
Nate is heated and for good reason...no call on that collision with Wade
Miami 93-88 207 left 4th
This 4th quarter is a microcosm of what the Bulls have missed all year -- the presence of a closer late in the game.
Heat up 5 James 13FTA
Don't know why Jo crowded LeBron at 3-pt line. That's just asking him to go to hoop, which they don't want.
Cole and Wade have hurt Bulls in 4th Miami up 5
Joakim Noah has played a lot of huge games for the Bulls -- tonight is not one of them. He hasn't been much of a factor at all.
It's about time the Bulls fed Boozer. Ignoring him most of 4th.
Robinson has taken 2 shots in second half (both misses) with 2 FTs. He's played the whole way.
Norris Cole wins Nate Robinson holy crap award for that lefty dunk over Noah even if he took four steps. Good dunk, though: 84-83 Miami
Cole with a left handed dunk right through the lane. Heat 84-83 550 left 4th
Lot of dancing with the ball, as Thibs likes to say. Bulls got away with it on last possession.
"Hello NBA teams, I can still play next season. Give me a job" -- Rip Hamilton
Heat regain the lead on Cole J.
This is the Heat's first lead since Butler's 3-pointer with 4:49 left in second quarter.
Common foul, they got it right. Nate's not going to do that much damage.
common not flagrant for nate
Video review overturns Nate Robinson flagrant-one foul on LeBron James. Personal foul.
Crowd reacts angrily to butterfly crashing hard into rhino, errr Robinson fouling LeBron on break.
Wade clearly got away with a foul on Noah....Nate called for a flagrant on James 81-80 Bulls 659 left 4th
Can't imagine them calling this a flagrant on Nate after review. LeBron jerked his head to make it look worse. I've been wrong before.
Flagrant was the call on the floor.
Nate hasn't shot it in a while. Don't know if the Bulls can win a 4thQ without him.
It's starting to get very chippy here....81-80 Bulls 659 left 4th
Officials reviewing Nate foul on Bron.
Bad foul by Taj...reckless closeout
Not surprised to see Taj, who's played very limited minutes tonight...Jo hasn't given them much on offense
Miami cuts it to three early in fourth. Fans excited and apply more Banana Boat sun tan lotion
What is the Heat mascot? Never really paid attention to it until just now.
Heat in transition...Bulls 77-74 10min left. Heat on a 10-2 run
Was about to point out Battier was 6-for-25 for series from 3-pt range, then he finally hit one.
Miami cuts it to 3...Bulls timeout
That "respect for the game" deal only applies to certain players, I guess.
Rip's not happy...got hit in the mask prior to the walk/tie-up
Shane Battier has missed a lot of clean looks in this series.
Also, will Thibs give anyone a rest? Booz, Butler, Noah, Nate played whole 3rdQ.
The Bulls have played free and easy after a tough start. Will they hang onto to this 8 point 4th quarter lead? Somebody has to score late.
Bulls plus-11 on boards and Heat have just 4 fast-break points.
Biggest key to the Bulls holding on is not letting Heat get confidence on break. Miami still just 4 fast-break pts.
Bulls lead 77-69 at end of 3Qs. Boozer has 23 & 11; Butler 19, Nate 16, Hamilton 11. Two days ago, who thought we'd even see Rip again?
Bulls 77-69 end of 3-----thoughts on the 4th quarter...oh, thanks for listening too!
Heat reserves shooting one of nine with Andersen tattoos starting to distract them. At least that's their story
Bulls 68-63 243 left 3rd....Bulls trailed by as many as 18 in 1st Q
Bulls lead rebounds 32-21; Boozer 9, Noah 8. Offensive boards are 12-4.
Heat bench effective in the series but 1-10 fgs tonight Bulls 68-63 243 left 3rd
4 on Bosh.
Bosh drives as he ventures into paint for first time. Had been told there were alligators in there
So impressive how Butler can score from outside and driving to hoop. 2nd year guy who wasn't even a scorer in college. He's got 19 tonight.
People do realize that Jimmy is going head-to-head with the league MVP and coming out even tonight, right?
1 leg fades.
Possible someone stole LeBron James' socks and he's pouting? Has 5 shots midway into third. Maybe he has Thursday reservations at Gibson's
Bulls did an exceptional job attacking the cup staying with the play Boozer and Butler=36pts
That last possession showed how this game is going. Bulls get 3 off rebs before Noah scores off nice pass from Nate. Bulls up 63-54 mid 3rd.
Bulls give themselves about four chances at the rim and convert. Boozer picks up a T for arguing. Bulls have gone from down 18 to up 9.
Carlos hit with a T after all that....still, Bulls ended up with the bucket, Heat timeout, Bulls up 9
Tech on Boozer...Bulls up 63-54 723 left 3rd
Boozer Td up.
Boozer got a tech
Jimmy with stepbacks over athletics bigs.
Chalmers just shot a layup that went over backboard as he apparently had watched the JaVale McGee instructional video
I know Wade's trying with his knee problems, but you have to go at him every time as he can't cover anyone.
Marco on the board with a trey.
Alaska on Alaska crime...Rio over Los
Marco starts the 3rd.
With Robinson with 14 in first half, Hall of Fame holding off scoreless Norris Cole's induction at least for another half
Bulls up six and just 10-for-15 from the line.
If Bulls win this game I'm buying Bill a Mr. Pibb
Bulls playing with tons of heart folks...proud to rep Chicago !
Bulls lead pts in paint 20-14. Fast-break pts are 4-4 and Bulls have more FTAs 15-13.
Boozer with 19 in half; Robinson closes 53-47 Bulls first half with three and 14 pojnts, showing short people do have short memories
Nate for 3. Bulls at half 53-47
Well, that game turned around in a hurry. Bulls went from down 22-4 to leading 53-47 at half. Boozer 19 pts, Nate 14, Butler 12.
Great half for the Bulls. They recovered nicely after a slow start and lead 53-47. They really do love the role of underdog.
This makes 11 free throws in last 4 mins for Bulls. Talk about upsets.
LeBron called for offensive! Congressional committees adding that to IRS investigation
2nd foul on LeBron. Home fans are stunned.
Heat trailing by one late in half, but Spoelstra says Wade really has a good plus/minus
Bulls 44-43 Boozer with 15
Bosh with 3 fouls.
Nathaniel's back...Bosh making an impact, stretching the D
How about Thibs cleverly holding off Hamilton and keeping his legs fresh until vital Game 5
Rip with the nice D in transition.
Who thinks I'm going to the 2nd day of the predraft combine in the Chi (Friday) and who thinks I'll be at Game 6 shootaround?