(MIAMI) — If you thought the Miami Heat were in trouble after its game one performance, you probably don’t think that way anymore.
Six Heat players scored in double figures as Miami made up for its Game 1 defeat by destroying the Chicago Bulls 115-78 Wednesday night.
The series is now tied at one.
“These games are going to be tough,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who had 15 points and five assists, said. “The Chicago Bulls are at team that won’t make it easy on you at all. You have to fight for every win. I thought we did a good job of just coming out at the beginning of the game and just setting the tone.”
Actually, the game was close in the first quarter, with the Heat only leading by five when it ended. After that things changed. The Heat led by fourteen at the half and 29 at the end of the third. It was the largest margin of victory for the Heat in its postseason history and it was the Bulls largest margin of defeat in their history.
Ray Allen led all players with 21 points and LeBron James had 19 points, nine assists and five rebounds.
Marco Belinelli had 13 points and six assists in the loss.
Game 3 is Friday in Chicago. Tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern.
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