Updated: Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:02 | By Agence France-Presse

Heat rout Bulls in chippy playoff contest

Ray Allen scored 21 points as Miami rebounded from a game one loss to rout Chicago 115-78, handing the Bulls their most lopsided playoff defeat in franchise history.


Heat rout Bulls in chippy playoff contest

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat is knocked down by Nazr Mohammed (L) and Daequan Cook of the Chicago Bulls during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Miami rebounded from a game one loss to rout Chicago 115-78

The game tied the series at 1-1.

LeBron James finished with 19 points and nine assists and Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole each scored 15 points in Wednesday's chippy contest that saw Bulls Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson ejected in the second half.

Allen came off the bench to score his 21 points in just 19 minutes of playing time for the Heat, who had six players score in double figures and shot an impressive 60 percent from the field at American Airlines Arena.

Miami bounced back in a big way from a 93-86 game-one loss where they shot just 39 percent from the field.

The injury-plagued Bulls lost their composure at times as they compiled a total of 27 fouls, including a half dozen technicals. Gibson and Noah were ejected early in the fourth quarter.

The Heat dominated at both ends of the court, forcing the Bulls to turn the ball over 19 times.

Marco Belinelli paced Chicago with 13 points and six assists and Noah scored 12 points before being ejected.

Game three of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference series is Friday in Chicago.

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