MIAMI — If a special Bulls season defined by perseverance and patience was going to end Wednesday night, it was going to end like this. With the defending NBA champion Heat feeling threatened until the last possession and lucky to escape a 94-91 series-clinching victory over the depleted Bulls. With coach Tom Thibodeau raising his arms and screaming in his baritone voice at every call LeBron James got down the stretch because he is LeBron James. With Nate Robinson hitting 3-pointers that kept 20,025 Heat fans on the edge of their seats and Chicago in a state of suspense until his last one with 15.9 seconds left, which would have tied the game, missed during a frantic, final possession.
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