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Bulls have everything to lose in Game 5 against Miami

It's make it or break it time for the Chicago Bulls as they head into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night.

The Bulls have everything to lose in Thursday's home game against Miami. A loss knocks them out of the series, which is the furthest Chicago has advanced in the postseason since 1998, when Michael Jordan led the team to its sixth NBA championship.

The Heat are currently leading 3-1. Only eight teams in NBA history have overcome such a steep deficit in the playoffs.

Chicago is coming off a three-game losing streak - the worst slump the team has experienced this season. To win, Chicago will have to turn around its shooting game. Bulls star Derrick Rose has been held in check by the Heat defense. He shot just 8 for 27 in the Bulls' loss to Miami on Tuesday.

Tipoff tonight at the United Center is 7:30.

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