Found May 07, 2013 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
The Chicago Bulls surprised everyone but themselves Monday night. They went into Miami, a place where the Heat had only lost four times this season and took a crucial Game 1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 93-86 win.
Some will see Monday night’s win as a fluke, but that shouldn’t be the case. The Bulls held the explosive Heat to just 86 points. They did that with only six players getting into double-digit minutes and only seven players scoring in the game.
For basketball fans who no longer have a team in the playoffs I have a simple message: believe in the Bulls.
This is not a crazy idea. The underdog is far more exciting to get behind than the Evil Empire in Miami. It may come as a surprise that being from Cleveland I would propose such a notion, but Miami will always be the top enemy for Cleveland fans. Even if LeBron James does somehow miraculously return to Cleveland, Miami will be our top rival.
The Bulls are such as easy team to pull for. What’s not to like about ...
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There was a report from Hoops World that Derrick Rose “might” be in uniform by Game 3 of the Heat vs. Bulls series. Not his standard suit and tie uniform, but his real basketball uniform. The report didn’t say if Rose would actually play, but just that he might wear his uniform.
It was pretty vague, but Coach Thibodeau doesn’t want to get anyone hopes up.
Joakim Noah is one of the NBA's best big men, but he also continue to get measurably better.
Noah was ruled out of the Chicago Bulls' first round series against the Nets due to plantar fasciitis, but he decided before their Game 1 shootaround that he would be healthy enough to play.
“Yeah and I hope he continues to improve until the last year he plays in the league,"...
Just in case the Bulls need a little more motivation, they don’t really need to look further than this picture.
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Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Trailing 86-83 with 2 minutes left, the Bulls scored the final 10 points of the game to beat the Heat once again.
Just one game into the Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Bulls leading 1-0, Chris Bosh is already tired of talking about his counterpart, Joakim Noah.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
If there was any doubt about the Bulls’ ability to get into the Heat’s heads after a surprising Game 1 triumph, Heat center Chris Bosh reinforced the idea Tuesday with his response to a simple...
LeBron James had the shoes, but he didn't have the jumper with this airball in Miami's Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Game 2 preview: I will tell you how and why the Heat will win game 2 and send this series all knotted up heading into Chicago for game 3.
After a strong finish by the injury-depleted Chicago Bulls team that shocked the Miami Heat in game 1, Lebron James and company look to even the series up at one a piece tonight in the American Airlines Arena.
Nate Robinson , the unsung hero...
Joakim Noah controlled this game down low, from start to finish, dominating Brook Lopez
In the biggest game of their entire season, the Brooklyn Nets crapped the bed. Although they were taking on an injury-depleted Chicago Bulls team with no real reason to think they could win a Game 7 on the road, the Nets started the game flatter than they would if they were playing...
If needed, there's plenty of things Miami and Chicago could use as extra motivation before meeting in a playoff series, like how the Heat rolled to a win when they met in the Eastern Conference finals two years ago or how the Bulls snapped the reigning champions' 27-game winning streak down the stretch of this regular season.
Then again, maybe the simple fact these clubs...