Found May 07, 2013 on Total Sports Blog:
Follow @D_Schmelzer on Twitter Game one between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat was in a word, shocking. Miami is the defending NBA champions who have rolled through the regular season and the first round of the playoffs. Chicago has been solid all season without superstar PG Derrick Rose, but they are now missing Luol Deng, who is probably their second best player, and Kirk Hinrich, who has stepped up nicely as Rose’s replacement this season. Both players are considered day-to-day, but it is hard to say when either return. Last night, they simply did not need them. The Bulls are a very scrappy and hard-nosed bunch of players. Nate Robinson, who is Hinrich’s backup, led the team with 27 points. After a collision in the first half, Robinson needed ten stitches on his lip. That did not phase him as he led the Bulls to victory making big play after big play down the stretch. Another key part to the win was second year player Jimmy Butler. Butler had 21 points and 14 rebounds, all whil...
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