Heat Defeat Bulls, Meaning Rematch of 2006 NBA Finals

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POSTED: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:43pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:39pm

As the Dallas Mavericks did the night before, the Miami Heat closed out the Chicago Bulls 83-80 in game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, setting up a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals. The Heat were able to come back in front of a hostile United Center crowd down 12 late in the 4th quarter. Led by another strong performance by Lebron James who led all scorers with 28 points while pulling in 11 rebounds. The three stars for the Heat (James, Wade, Bosh) scored all of the Heat's 26 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback. The Heat now go back to South Beach for game 1 of the NBA Finals Tuesday, May 31st.

NBA FINALS
Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks
Best of seven (2-3-2 format)


Game 1 -- Tue May 31, Dallas at /Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 2 -- Thu June 2, Dallas at Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 3 -- Sun June 5, Miami at Dallas 8 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 4 -- Tue June 7, Miami at Dallas 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 5* -- Thu June 9, Miami at Dallas 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 6* -- Sun June 12, Dallas at Miami 8 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 7* -- Tue June 14, Dallas at Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC *If necessary
 

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