Posted May 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
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 don't particularly like each other is all the fuel they'll need. Top-seeded Miami plays host to fifth-seeded Chicago in Game 1 of an East semifinal series on Monday night, with the Heat coming off a week of rest after sweeping Milwaukee and the Bulls dealing with aftereffects of a grueling, seven-game first-round series. Chicago took an injury-and-illness-riddled roster into Brooklyn and ousted the Nets on Saturday night. ''Them being the Bulls is enough,'' Heat forward Chris Bosh said Sunday. ''Heat-Bulls, I think that's enough to really get your minds going and have ...
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