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Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 4 Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The Chicago Bulls were out of Game 4 before it started, which led to an impressive 88-65 win by the Miami Heat. 

The Heat beat the Bulls from the tip, starting the game on a 13-4 run that gave them the lead for the rest of the game.

While the Bulls were never really in Game 4, their nine-point third quarter—which is a franchise playoff low—didn't help them, as the Heat pulled ahead by 19 at the end of the third quarter and never looked back. 

LeBron James led the way for the Heat, with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds—while shooting 8-of-9 from the charity stripe.

The Bulls shot a combined 25.7 percent from the floor and 11.8 percent from beyond the arc. It's hard to beat anyone in the NBA shooting those kinds of percentages, especially the reigning NBA champions.

The Bulls just couldn't overcome the Heat's consistent and tenacious defense, which led to 17 turnovers for the Bulls. 

Game 5 of this series is set for Wednesday night at 7 p.m. back in South Beach, and based on their Game 4 performance, the Bulls look like they're ready to watch the rest of the NBA playoffs from the comfort of their own homes. 

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