LeBron James scored 29 points with 10 rebounds and five assists as the Miami Heat stole an 85-75 road-win over the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals. The best-of-seven series is now tied, 1-1.
The scored was locked at 75 with just less than five minutes remaining in the game when James went on a scoring frenzy, scoring seven of Miami’s final 10 points to give the Heat the road victory they desperately needed.
“We got that one that we needed,” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, who finished with 24 points in game two. “Now, we go home and we’ve got to take care of business. This team right here is like us. They can win at home and on the road.”
The Heat also received a huge boost in energy and points from veteran forward Udonis Haslem, who scored 13 points and five rebounds off the bench despite missing most of the last five months due to injury.
Haslem also contributed on defense, helping limit Chicago to only 75 points, nearly 20 points less than what they scored in game one. Bulls’ Rose scored just 21 points with eight assists in the loss.
Game three will tip off on Sunday May 22 at 8:30 p.m.
“The series has just started,” James said. “It’s 1-1. We’re excited that we were able to come here and get a win. But it’s just started.”