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Chicago Bulls/Miami Heat: Game 1
- The line in this game closed with Miami as 13-point favorites. I am taking Chicago because I feel like this will be a close game. The Bulls are still fired up and carrying momentum from their last series and Heat may be a little slow after not playing for a week.
- This slow start by the Heat does not do much to disprove the “rest over rust” side of the argument, but some credit is due to a good defensive scheme from the Bulls.
- 21-15 after the first quarter. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all with just two points apiece. You have to figure that is going to change in a hurry.
- Ray Allen and Wade going on a mini run by themselves with LeBron on the bench. The Heat are so dangerous because they have so many ways to score, even without James.
- Joakim Noah is just a beast on the offensive glass. I find him kind of annoying, but you have to respect his determination.
- Tied at halftime. LeBron...
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MIAMI Joakim Noah might not have offered the most politically correct word. But the Miami Heat get what hes saying.Its going to be a war, the Chicago Bulls center said about the Eastern Conference semifinal with the Heat that gets underway Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.Nobody on the Heat denies it will be a physical series. The teams exchanged elbows and other body parts while...
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...
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The Bulls and their fans feeling good after their Game 1 victory over the Heat.
Curious to see how The Heat come out in Game 2, they seemed more annoyed than concerned about their game 1 loss, but regardless if they blow out the Bulls or not, the Bulls got the split they wanted.
LeBron James took home his 4th MVP award home this week, and the NBA felt it was a smart idea to toss together a quick career retrospective on the phenom. The video takes you along the LeBron journey in the NBA, and it is hard to imagine that he will be around for another decade or so. So many more highlights to come.
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Joakim Noah came to the defense of teammate Derrick Rose when asked about the criticism surrounding the Bulls star and whether he believes the point guard owes it to his injury-ridden team to play.
According to ESPN Chicago:
If you tore your ACL and you have to be the starting point guard and have the expectations that Derrick has, then maybe you can judge, but everybody who hasn’t...
LeBron James was the best player in the NBA this season.
Nobody in their right mind really disputes this. Even the lone person to cast a first-place MVP vote for someone other than James admits this in his defense of Carmelo Anthony as his vote recipient. James was the best. Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and the scores of other All-NBA-caliber players on the ballot were a step...
Chicago forward Luol Deng will not play for the Bulls when they face the Miami Heat on Monday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Deng still isn't with the team, and coach Tom Thibodeau says he's not sure when he will rejoin the club. Deng underwent a spinal tap last week to rule out meningitis and has been sidelined since.
The Bulls also may be...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: TNT
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before.
They trailed Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, needed to win a pair of elimination games against Boston in the East finals and then dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals to Oklahoma City. And when it was all said and done, the Heat walked away with the title...
The writer who did not choose LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the NBA's Most Valuable Player believes Carmelo Anthony ''meant more to his team'' this season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe says Anthony made the New York Knicks relevant again by leading them to their first division title in nearly two decades. Washburn's explanation was published Monday...
As Monday's Game 1 against the Miami Heat approached, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich were both listed as doubtful and questionable to suit up for the contest. Neither wound up playing, but the Bulls still managed to overcome the heavily favored Heat, taking Game 1 of the second-round series.It was announced early yesterday that Deng wouldn't be playing, as the forward was once...