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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts as Miami wins Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, May 26, in Chicago. Miami won 83-80.
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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah runs off the court after the Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks at the end of Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal round NBA playoff basketball game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 93-73 to win the series and face the Miami Heat in the conference finals.
ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.
Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Rose doled out 12 assists, pushing Chicago out to a big lead in the first half that carried the Bulls past Atlanta 93-73 in the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night. They finished off the Hawks in six games. full story