*LeBron James came up big down the stretch with nine of his 29 points in the final 4:27, Dwyane Wade added 24 and Udonis Haslem was huge off the bench as the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

“It was a big game,” James said. “We felt like it was a must win for us going back home.”

The Heat can breathe a little easier after escaping with a win and stealing home-court advantage. Coming off a lopsided loss in Game 1, they recovered in crunch time – thanks in large part to James – after blowing an 11-point lead.

Game 3 is Sunday in Miami.

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