Heat And Warriors Square Series – NBA Roundup For May 9th
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat had no trouble evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece last night.
The Heat frustrated Chicago all night and led by as many as 46 before settling for a 115-78 rout of the Bulls. Ray Allen scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19 and Norris Cole added 18 as the Heat bounced back from Monday's surprising 93-86 loss to the Bulls.
The Bulls shot only 36 percent compared to Miami's 60-percent accuracy. Chicago also was called for six technical fouls and finished the game without Joakim (JOH'-kihm) Noah and Taj Gibson, who were ejected late in the fourth quarter.
Marco Bellinelli had a team-high 13 points for the Bulls, who host Game 3 on Friday.
Golden State was able to knot its Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece, two days after blowing a 16-point, fourth-quarter lead.
Klay Thompson scored 29 of his 34 points in the first half and finished with 14 rebounds as the Warriors beat the Spurs 100-91. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curray added 22 points for the Warriors, woh had dropped 30 straight in San Antonio since Valentine's Day 1997.
Tim Duncan scored 23 points and Tony Parker added 20 for the Spurs, who travel to Oakland for Game 3 on Friday.