Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third consecutive game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the host Miami Heat, 93-86, on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Trailing by 86-83 with two minutes to go, the Bulls scored the final 10 points of the game to beat the Heat.
Joakim Noah added 13 points and Taj Gibson had 12 for Chicago, which snapped a 27-game Miami winning streak during the regular season and handed the Heat their first loss in their last 13 games in this one.
Marco Bellinelli scored 10 points for the Bulls after being fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's win at Brooklyn.
LeBron James scored 24 points for Miami, which got 14 from Dwyane Wade.
Game 2 is Wednesday night in Miami.
The Bulls were without Derrick Rose, as they have been all season. Kirk Hinrich was out again with a calf injury. Luol Deng isn't even expected to rejoin the team until Tuesday, after dealing with an illness apparently so severe that a spinal tap - and other tests since - were needed to rule out illnesses such as meningitis.
The group that was left gave the reigning NBA champions more than they could handle.
James was honored before the game with a brief on-court ceremony to commemorate his fourth NBA MVP award.
"LeBron James exemplifies the values of our game," commissioner David Stern said. "Teamwork, passion, a continued extraordinary desire to improve, and a state of excellence that is unmatched."
- Associated Press