LeBron James, Miami Heat grab 2-1 series lead over Chicago Bulls

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LeBron James came on strong down the stretch to finish with 25 points, Chris Bosh added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Miami Heat followed up the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history with a 104-94 victory over the host Chicago Bulls on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

 Norris Cole scored 18, and the Heat pulled out a tight win after blasting the Bulls, 115-78, on Wednesday.

 The Bulls hung in right until the end, but the Heat simply had too much fire.

 James hit just 6 of 17 shots and even got blocked on a layup by Nate Robinson in the third quarter. But the four-time MVP came through down the stretch, scoring 12 in the fourth.

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