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Bulls snuff out defending champ Miami

Bulls snuff out defending champ Miami

The Chicago Bulls swept the defending NBA champion Miami Heat out of the playoffs on Sunday, winning a postseason series for the first time since the Michael Jordan era.
Ben Gordon scored 24 points, Luol Deng had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Chicago beat Miami 92-79 in Game 4 to finish off their first-round Eastern Conference series. The Bulls, who will face Detroit in the second round, became the first team to oust a defending champion in the opening playoff series since Phoenix did it to San Antonio in 2000.
The coach of that Suns team? Scott Skiles, who coaches the Bulls now _ and who put together a plan that simply befuddled Miami all series long.
Dwyane Wade scored 24 points for Miami on 8-for-22 shooting, and added 10 assists. Shaquille O'Neal had 16 points, Alonzo Mourning scored 14 and James Posey had 18 rebounds _ a club-record 17 on the defensive end _ for the Heat.


Updated : 2021-07-27 05:03 GMT+08:00