The Miami Heat simply outlasted the Chicago Bulls, 104-94, in Game 3 of their second-round series.
A lack of depth crushed a resilient Bulls team late in the fourth quarter, as the Heat outscored the Bulls 34-24 in the final 12 minutes of the game.
LeBron James scored 12 in the fourth quarter, and he ended the night with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists—shooting a perfect 11-of-11 from the charity stripe.
In addition to his stat line, the most impressive part of LeBron's Game 3 performance was him not letting Nazr Mohammed's push—which resulted in an ejection—get under his skin.
Norris Cole also had one of the best games of his NBA career with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc.
It was truly a team effort for the Heat in Game 3, as the Bulls, led by Carlos Boozer's 21 points, gave them all that they could handle.
Game 4 is Monday in Chicago, and while the main storyline will be whether Derrick Rose will suit up, the Bulls have a lot to work on as they are faced with an absolutely must-win situation.