SHAQ STARS AS HEAT ADVANCE
Shaq, Wade and the Heat will face the Nets in Round 2.
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The Heat jumped ahead early and never trailed as they advanced to the second round with Thursday's 113-96 road win over the Bulls in Game 6. Shaquille O'Neal turned in a stellar effort with 30 points and 20 rebounds, becoming the first Miami player with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a playoff game. Dwyane Wade netted 23 points for the Heat, who will face the Nets in the second round. Udonis Haslem added a double-double (17 points, 14 boards) for Miami, which led by 14 at the half and withstood a fourth-quarter run from Chicago. Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls with 23 points and Ben Gordon added 21.
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CHI
98.3
39.3
18.3
0.445
0.742
0.395

PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
MIA
101.3
43.1
19.3
0.464
0.695
0.338
TEAM LEADERS
Nocioni 22.3
Nocioni 8.8
Hinrich 7.6
Schenscher 1.000
Piatkowski 1.000
Pargo 0.600
PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
Wade 24.6
O'Neal 10.8
Wade 7.1
Mourning 0.800
3 tied with 1.000
Posey 0.467
SEASON SERIES: HEAT 2, BULLS 1
April 16: Bulls 117, Heat 93 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Mar. 18: Heat 85, Bulls 84 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Dec. 13: Heat 100, Bulls 97 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Game 1: MIA 111, CHI 106 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 2: MIA 115, CHI 108 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 3: CHI 109, MIA 90 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 4: CHI 93, MIA 87 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 5: MIA 92, CHI 78 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 6: MIA 113, CHI 96 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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