Derrick Rose scored 28 points, Luol Deng had 21 and the Bulls locked down on defense while pulling away for a 103-82 win over the Heat inChicagolast night in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals.
Miami had a one-point lead with 7-and-a-half minutes left in the third quarter, but the Bulls ended the game on a 46-24 run, showing up as the better team on both sides of the court.
Chris Bosh scored 30 to lead the second-seeded Heat, but top-seeded Chicago held Dwyane Wade to 18 points and LeBron James to just 15.
Earlier Sunday, Kevin Durant scored 39 points and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-to-90 victory over Memphis in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. The fourth-seeded Thunder moved on to face the third-seeded Dallas Mavericks, who swept the Lakers in the other conference semifinal.