The Miami Heat are now in full control of the second round series against the Chicago Bulls after taking both games in Chicago. The Heat lead the series 3-1 heading back to South Beach for game 5.
The Bulls’ magical postseason run looks to be coming to an end on Wednesday night. The team is just too depleted to be able to contend with the Heat.
Miami is locked and loaded after a trip to the Windy City. A focused Miami team will have no problems with a team that has essentially nobody healthy.
Chicago put up a fight in game three, a game that saw Nazr Mohammad shove LeBron James after a tangle up. The Bulls put up a valiant effort only to see Miami pull away down the stretch. The most impressive stat from that game was Chris Bosh’s 20 point, 19 rebound effort.
Game 4 was a completely different story, as Miami turned up the defensive pressure, causing Chicago to set new playoff records, only the bad kind. The Bulls new records consisted of fewest points in a playoff game (65), worst field goal percentage in a playoff game (25.7), and fewest points in a quarter, when they scored just nine points in the third quarter.
The Heat didn’t allow Nate Robinson- who has been the best player to suit u for the Bulls in the playoffs- to score in the game, as the Bulls’ point guard went 0-12 from the floor.
James and Bosh led the way offensively, with James scoring 27 points, dishing out eight dimes, and grabbing seven rebounds, while Bosh had 14 points, six rebound, and four blocks.
Dwyane Wade was limited to just six points on 3-10 shooting due to a sore right knee. Wade plans to play in game 5 as he doesn’t think he can get much better even if he sat the game out. His teammates have been picking up the slack with Bosh playing well as well as Norris Cole.
I said before the series that I saw it ending in a sweep or in five and I am sticking to that. The Bulls are too depleted and the Heat are extremely focused, it’s just that simple. The Bulls put up a hell of run, but in the end, it will not be enough as the boys from South Beach will pick them apart and close out the series.