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Bulls Vs. Heat Recap: LeBron James And Heat Hold On For Four-Point Win Over Chicago

The Miami Heat improved to 15-5 on Sunday afternoon with a 97-93 win over the Chicago Bulls. Considered by many to be a clash between the league's top two teams, Miami was led by the brilliance of LeBron James. James finished with 35 points and countered the furious charges from Derrick Rose and the Bulls. Rose would finish with 34 points of his own, in a classic game between two of the league's best.

After both James and Rose missed four consecutive free-throws in the final thirty seconds, a jump ball was ruled on an inadvertent whistle. The Heat controlled the jump and Mario Chalmers made only one of two from the charity stripe. Down two with the ball, Rose missed a floater in the lane to tie which would seal the win for Miami. It was a chaotic final minute, but despite a series of stagnant offensive posessions, the Heat held on for the four-point win.

Early in the fourth, James drilled a fadeaway as the shot clock expired to put add some cushion to the Heat's lead. Video of the amazing shot below:

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.