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Heat, Grizzlies try for 3-1 leads

4 years 1 week 5 days ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 9:51 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

UNDATED - The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies hope to build on their latest playoff victories to take commanding 3-1 leads in their respective NBA conference semifinal series tonight.

The Heat are in Chicago for Game 4 of their series against the Bulls (7 p.m. Eastern). The Heat posted a 104-94 road victory in their last game at United Center.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau (THIH'-buh-doh) has been fined $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following that loss.

Thibodeau was upset that Nazr Mohammed got ejected for shoving LeBron James to the floor and accused the Heat's superstar of flopping. He also said calls weren't going to go the Bulls' way.

Meanwhile in Memphis, the Grizzlies are taking nothing for granted after taking a 2-1 series lead over Oklahoma City following their 87-81 win over the Thunder on Saturday. Two years ago, the Grizzlies held exactly the same 2-1 series lead over the Thunder before losing 133-123 in triple overtime. Oklahoma City went onto win that conference semifinal series in seven games

Memphis also wasted home-court advantage twice last year in the playoffs against the L.A. Clippers. Tonight the Grizzlies will try to get more production from their superstar forward Zach Randolph, who was held to eight points in Saturday's victory.

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