Bulls Game 4 Notes For Monday vs. Miami
* Miami took a 2-1 series lead with Friday’s 104-94 Game 3 win in Chicago. It was the Heat’s eighth straight road win going back to a March 27 loss in Chicago – the loss that ended the team’s 27-game win streak. Three of the wins in the current road streak have come in the postseason; the club record for consecutive road wins in a single postseason is five in 2005.
* The Heat are 51-2 this season when scoring 100 or more points, including wins in 42 straight (four in postseason). The 42-game streak is tied for second longest in NBA history (Bulls, 45 straight from March 2011 to January 2013).
* The Bulls have a 1-12 series record all-time in best-of-7 series when trailing 2-1, winning only in the 1993 Eastern Conference finals versus the Knicks (won in six games). Chicago has won Game 4 in eight of those 13 series, however.
* Joakim Noah turned in his NBA-high sixth double-double of the postseason with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Game 3. Noah has also blocked 25 shots in the playoffs, ranking second to the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka (27).
* Norris Cole has scored 18 points off the bench in each of Miami’s last two games, making a combined 13-of-16 from the field (.813) and 7-of-7 from three-point range. Cole hadn’t scored more than 16 points in any previous game this season.
* LeBron James has registered at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 80 of his 122 career postseason games. No other active player has more than 66 playoff games hitting those minimums (Kobe Bryant).