published Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Bosh scores 34, Heat top Bulls 96-85 for 2-1 lead

MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 34 points, LeBron James added 22 and the Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Chicago Bulls 96-85 on Sunday night.

Dwyane Wade scored 17 for Miami, which went on a 9-0 run late, capped by a three-point play by James for an 87-74 lead with 5:07 left.

Bosh missed his first three shots, then went 13 for 15 from the floor the rest of the way for Miami, which hosts Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which has lost consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 5-7. Derrick Rose scored 20 for the Bulls, doing so on only 8 for 19 shooting.

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