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Nate Robinson keeps coming up big for Bulls in NBA playoffs: photos

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Nate Robinson in a rare quiet moment against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Miami on monday. | Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Nate Robinson is generously listed at 5-foot-9 in the Bulls media guide. With shoes on - shoes with very thick soles.

But the small guard has played as big as he talks through the playoffs. With center Joakim Noah, he's pretty much put the Bulls on his back through Round 1 - including this crossover that nearly put Kris Humphries in traction. And Robinson gave the Miami Heat all it could handle in Game 1.

Going into Game 2 tonight, here's a look at some of Robinson's best moments through the playoffs so far - from clutch point binges to 10 stitches in a usually busy mouth that are keeping him quiet - for now.


Nate Robinson reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat in Game 1 on Monday | Chris Trotman/Getty Images


Miami Heat's LeBron James talks to referee Ken Mauer as Nate Robinson looks on during the first half of Game 1 on Monday. | Lynne Sladky~AP


Nate Robinson and Taj Gibson celebrate after Robinson scored against the Miami Heat on Monday. | Chris Trotman/Getty Images


Nate Robinson eacts after drawing contact from a Brooklyn Nets player as Carlos Boozer, rear left, and Jimmy Butler look on during Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago on May 2. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Joe Lewnard)


Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah celebrates with teammate Nate Robinson after defeating the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 in Game 7 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New York, Saturday, May 4, 2013. | Julio Cortez~AP


Nate Robinson leaps to pass against Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Nate Robinson lays on the floor after being fouled while driving to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Nate Robinson hits a jumper over Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams in Game 5. | Kathy Willens~AP


Bulls guard Nate Robinson stares down Nets guard C.J. Watson before Watson inbounds the ball in the second half of the Chicago Bulls 79-76 win over the Brooklyn Nets in game three of the first round playoff series April 25, 2013. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times


Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson and the Brooklyn Nets' C.J. Watson get into a scuffle during the first half in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. | Jim Prisching~AP


Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson celebrates a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second overtime in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. | Jim Prisching~AP

Nate Robinson quickly becoming a Chicago Bulls icon

Nate Robinson had to come from way down at the end of the bench to fill gaps for the injured Chicago Bulls in the NBA Playoffs. Robinson, though, has made the most of his time. Here's a look at Nate in his own words.

Storified by Craig Newman· Wed, May 08 2013 07:41:15

S/O to D man that ni**a nice #dabulls #chitown #stateofnate #holdat instagram.com/p/ZBxsntgr4w/Nate Robinson
The way I play the #Game #holdat #dabulls #3rdstringpg #gig #stateofnate #theweapon #teamRobinson instagram.com/p/ZDYkZTAr3T/Nate Robinson
Nate Robinson: BIG in the Clutchnba
GM #❤overHeight #stateofnate #holdat #dreamBIG #makethemnoticeYOU instagram.com/p/ZDURs1grzR/Nate Robinson
Follow my boy jimmybuckets21 he new to this IG #holdat #jimmyboi instagram.com/p/ZARIjAr3b/Nate Robinson
#HeartOverHeightNate Robinson
"God blessed me with a lot of heart and no height, and I will take that any day" - @NateRobinson #HeartOverHeight pic.twitter.com/Jlt98PI9wQGSM
After 10stitches we still rise ... We never give up its a war ... This is #chitow in my best 300 voice... instagram.com/p/ZAsdbwgr0j/Nate Robinson
#holdat instagram.com/p/Y85mZkAr2y/Nate Robinson
You gotta treat people how you wanna be treated #holdatNate Robinson
Work hard play hard #dabulls #seered #holdat #stateofnate instagram.com/p/Y79wxeAr9J/Nate Robinson
#dabulls #seered #holdat #stateofnate instagram.com/p/Y6qpNFAr3T/Nate Robinson
S/O to all my bulls fans I love y'all with everything I got ... #holdat #chitown #dabulls #benchmob we play hard for y'all every nightNate Robinson
Nate Robinson's 23-point 4th Quarter!nba
tajgibson22 #yeahhhh #holdat #dabulls #benchmob instagram.com/p/Y6nhhsAryp/Nate Robinson
Big win #chitown wudUp? #holdat #seered #dabulls #benchmob #godisgoodallthetime instagram.com/p/YoiX8sAr0x/Nate Robinson

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