LeBron James scored 35 points, leading the Miami Heat to a Game 4 victory over the Chicago Bulls by the score of 101-93. Miami leads the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 in Chicago is Thursday, where the Heat can punch their first ticket to the NBA Finals in 5 years. Here is more from the AP and espn.com.

 Dwyane Wade was ailing, so LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack.

Then Wade found his groove at the perfect time, and the Miami Heat, the team put together solely to win championships, moved one emotional victory away from the NBA Finals.

Heat Burn Bulls In Overtime

Chris Bosh scored 22 and Mike Miller had 12. Miller's outside shooting helped to open up the paint. Miller only had 2 points in the previous 3 games of the series.

Derrick Rose scored 23, but was only 8 of 27 from the field. He had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but was defended well by James. Rose's buzzer beater attempt fell well short of the rim.

Game 5 in Chicago is Thursday. With a win, the Heat can wrap up their second Eastern Conference championship in franchise history. Their first came in 2006, on their way to an NBA championship.