Game 4 loss sees the Miami Heat take a 3-1 series lead.
The Miami Heat continued their dominance over the Chicago Bulls with a 88-65 win on Monday night which leaves them a win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron James scored 27 points as the Heat commanded the court at both ends to leave Chicago on the brink of elimination.
Having won the first game in Miami, the Bulls have had their lack of depth restrict them in the last three games as they have seemingly run out of steam.
Both Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng sat out again, while Nate Robinson failed to score a single point in what was Chicago’s worst offensive performance in the playoffs after the diminutive point guard was harassed well all game to prevent any heroics.
The franchise had never scored below 69 points in a playoff game, nor had they scored 10 or less points in a quarter, and both records tumbled at the United Center on Monday. Chicago shot just 25.7 percent from the field, with Carlos Boozer coming up with 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the post season.
Coach Tom Thibodeau rued their disappointing shooting performance, but revealed in his post-game interview that his team will regroup and go again in Game 5 which sees the series return to Miami.
James admitted that the Bulls are going through some troubling times with injuries and illnesses, but knows that is not for the Heat to worry about, and they hope to avoid a return to the Windy City this post season by securing a series-winning victory at the AA Arena on Wednesday night.