19 May 2011

King James lifts Heat to win

6:13 pm on 19 May 2011

LeBron James produced some more fourth-quarter magic to propel the Miami Heat to a scrappy 85-75 win over the Chicago Bulls, levelling their NBA Eastern Conference finals series at a game a piece.

Dead-locked at 73-73 late in the fourth and the Bulls on the charge, James took over, scoring nine of Miami's final 12 points to earn the Heat a split in the Windy City.

The best-of-seven series moves to South Beach for Games Three and Four on Monday and Wednesday.

James finished with a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds while Dwyane Wade contributed 24 points and nine boards.

Chicago got 21 points from Derrick Rose but the NBA's most valuable player had little help, Luol Deng the only other member of the Bulls to hit double figures with 13 points.