NBA Playoffs
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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
BULLS HEAT
RondoR. Rondo
PGDragicG. Dragic
WadeD. Wade
Points: 27.2
Rebounds: 5.7
Assists: 6.7
SGRichardsonJ. Richardson
ButlerJ. Butler
SFWinslowJ. Winslow
GibsonT. Gibson
PFBoshC. Bosh
Points: 22.5
Rebounds: 9.2
Assists: 2.6
LopezR. Lopez
CWhitesideH. Whiteside
SEASON SERIES
Miami leads 2-1
Dec 13, 2005 MIA 100, @CHI 97Recap | Box Score
Mar 18, 2006 MIA 85, @CHI 84Recap | Box Score
Apr 16, 2006 CHI 117, @MIA 93Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
CHI MIA
Championships: 6 Championships: 1
Last Championship: 1998 Last Championship: 2006
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference first round
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference finals


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Shaq's best game of the series closed the door on the Bulls.
Restless Diesel
Shaq was back in a big way Thursday night, scoring 30 points, pulling down 20 rebounds and energizing the Heat in a 113-96 win that eliminated Chicago 4 games to 2. Miami will face the New Jersey Nets in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Story
 
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Shaq Shaquille O'Neal was locked in and focused to start Game 5. The Heat need him in attack mode for Game 6 in Chicago, especially if Dwyane Wade is limited by his injury.

The Bulls need Mike Sweetney to step up in the next game as he did in Game 5. His steady offensive performance (16 points) will open up some lanes and drives for the three Chicago perimeters if he can duplicate that performance.

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Heat notes: This is Miami's 11th postseason appearance (seventh under Pat Riley).

Bulls notes: This is Chicago's second straight postseason appearance since winning three straight NBA titles from '96-98. The Bulls lost to the Wizards in six games in the first round last year.


 
 

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