The Miami Heat did not want to get on a Chicago-bound plane today, a trip that would have been as much an annoyance as it would have raised a specter of doubt.
So they jumped to an 18-point first-quarter lead Wednesday night in Game 5 of the conference semifinals and appeared ready to roll. But the Chicago Bulls did not go down easily and the Heat were forced to rally and then hold on for a 94-91 victory.
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