Bulls Take Game 1 of First Round Series

Luol Deng scored 33 points and the Chicago Bulls held off the Heat 96-to-91 in their opening-round playoff game. Deng made 14 of 22 shots. Ben Gordon added 24 points and a career-high eleven assists.

The Heat trailed 92-91 with 38 seconds left but Ben Gordon hit two foul shots with 18 seconds left. After a timeout, Dwyane Wade missed a three-pointer and Andres Nocioni hit two more free throws with nine-point-eight seconds left for the final score.

Wade scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter. Shaquille O'Neal finished with 19 points before fouling out.