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Bulls-Heat: By the numbers

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  • The Heat's LeBron James celebrates his victory as Bulls' Derrick Rose walks away with a stunned look on his face after the Heat ended the dreams ot the Bulls making the finals at the United Center on Thursday.

      The Heat's LeBron James celebrates his victory as Bulls' Derrick Rose walks away with a stunned look on his face after the Heat ended the dreams ot the Bulls making the finals at the United Center on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

40 minutes, 58 seconds

Amount of time the Bulls led through Game 5's first 47 minutes.

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4:42

Amount of time the Heat led through Game 5's first 47 minutes.

Somewhere between 4 and infinity

The number of times former MVP LeBron James and current MVP Derrick Rose grabbed their faces in blatent attempts to force the refs to call fouls. Rose didn't start until James earned a phantom call against Rose early in the third quarter.

9

Dwyane Wade's turnovers. While he tied his all-time worst for a playoff game, Wade fell short of the career-worst 12 turnovers he committed against LeBron James' Cleveland squad on Feb. 1, 2007.

0

Number of points Miami scored without LeBron James on the floor. When James sat out five second-quarter possessions, the Heat missed two shots and committed 3 turnovers so Eric Spoelstra didn't feel comfortable sitting James any further.

32

LeBron James set the record for most consecutive free throws made by a Bulls opponent in the playoffs. James hit the final 8 of that streak in Game 5, but he finally missed with 4:21 left in the fourth.

Plus-22

Bulls' rebounding edge for the Eastern Conference finals. That included a 45-41 margin in Game 5.

Plus-29

Miami's advantage in free-throw attempts for the series. Though the Bulls shot fewer free throws, they managed to miss 5 more than the Heat.

.317 and 6.0

Joakim Noah's field-goal percentage and scoring average in the Eastern Conference finals. He didn't play the final 13-plus minutes Thursday night after committing his fourth foul.

.513 and 11.4

Joakim Noah's field-goal percentage and scoring average during his 59 games this season prior to the Eastern Conference finals.

27

Number of regular-season games in which Derrick Rose made at least 50 percent of his field-goal attempts. That's out of 81 games.

2

Number of playoff games in which Derrick Rose shot at least 50 percent from the field. That's out of 16 games.

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