It seems the Chicago Bulls have the Miami Heats number except when it matters the most in the playoffs. The bulls were led by Joakim Noah and D.J Augustine, Noah poured in 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Augustine contributed with 22 points, leading the bulls to an overtime victory over the heat. Both teams have split their regular season meetings 2-2 this year.
The biggest play of the game happened right at the end of regulation when second year player from Marquette Jimmy Butler, stripped LeBron on his way to the basket for the potential game winner.
In the 2011, the bulls had the number one seed and fell to the heat in the conference finals and last year without Derrick Rose the heat beat the bulls in the 2nd round on their way to a second straight championship, this no doubt has left a sour taste in the mouth of Noah and the bulls.
The one thing the bulls do not lack is energy, and just as last season they’ll be going into the playoffs yet again without their MVP Rose and traded swing-man Luol Deng.
The Bulls will be problematic in the playoffs for either the heat or the pacers but I do not see them knocking either team out. Maybe somewhere in New York Carmelo Anthony watched this game.