Wade calms worries over his knee after leaving mid-game to receive treatment.
Miami Heat star LeBron James revealed he is relieved to have wrapped up the series against the Chicago Bulls, after what he described as the “toughest close out game” he can remember being involved in.
The Heat secured a 94-91 win on Wednesday night to clinch a 4-1 series win, and as a result they advance to the Eastern Conference Finals where they will either meet the Indiana Pacers or the New York Knicks.
However, James admitted that it had been an “emotional series for both teams” in his post-game interview with the media, and that it was a relief to have secured their place in the next round.
“We were just talking in the back, out of all of my close out games, I’m not sure of all of them but I think this is probably one of the toughest ones we’ve had,” he told reporters.
Despite missing key starters throughout the series, Chicago played an aggressive and physical game throughout to try and rattle the defending champions.
Having gained success through this strategy during the regular season and in Game 1, eventually the Bulls didn’t have enough to compete as the Heat deservedly go through.
Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade allayed fears over his knee, stating that he left for the locker room during the game just to get it re-taped and has no immediate concerns over his fitness.