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Shaquille O'Neal leads active players in many NBA playoff stat categories. Here is a partial list of his accomplishments: Most minutes played (7,527), most field goals (1,937), most field goals attempted (3,423), most free throws attempted (2,177), best field goal percentage (.566), most rebounds (2,367) and most blocks (427).

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PLAYER MATCHUPS

HEAT BULLS
J. WilliamsJ. Williams
Points: 10.9
Rebounds: 2.3
Assists: 5.3
PGK. HinrichK. Hinrich
Points: 16.6
Rebounds: 3.4
Assists: 6.3
D. WadeD. Wade
Points: 27.4
Rebounds: 4.7
Assists: 7.5
SGB. GordonB. Gordon
Points: 21.4
Rebounds: 3.1
Assists: 3.6
E. JonesE. Jones
Points: 7.7
Rebounds: 3.0
Assists: 1.7
SFL. DengL. Deng
Points: 18.8
Rebounds: 7.1
Assists: 2.5
U. HaslemU. Haslem
Points: 10.7
Rebounds: 8.3
Assists: 1.2
PFP. BrownP. Brown
Points: 6.1
Rebounds: 4.8
Assists: 0.7
S. O'NealS. O'Neal
Points: 17.3
Rebounds: 7.4
Assists: 2.0
CB. WallaceB. Wallace
Points: 6.4
Rebounds: 10.7
Assists: 2.4

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)

  HEAT BULLS
PPG 94.6 98.8
RPG 40.8 43.7
APG 20.5 22.3
FG% 46.422 45.715
FT% 68.995 73.356
3P% .343 .388

SEASON SERIES

Chicago leads 3-1
Oct 31, 2006 CHI 108, @MIA 66Recap | Box Score
Dec 27, 2006 @CHI 109, MIA 103Recap | Box Score
Jan 27, 2007 @CHI 100, MIA 97Recap | Box Score
Mar 7, 2007 @MIA 103, CHI 70Recap | Box Score

PLAYOFF HISTORY

MIA CHI
Championships: 1 Championships: 6
Last Championship: 2006 Last Championship: 1998
Last Season:
Won NBA Finals
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference first round

Injury Report

MIAMI HEAT

mia No recent injuries

CHICAGO BULLS

chi No recent injuries

Traveling Call

Mavs ready to face music Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?

Be There: Playoff Travel Guide