Bulls Beat The Heat 103-82
The Chicago Bulls played great team defense, throttling Lebron James and Dwayane Wade in the 2nd half and coasted to a 103-82 victory in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Chicago.
The Bulls held the Heat to 15 points in the 3rd quarter as they went on a decisive run to lead by 9 points starting the 4th quarter. Chicago didn’t let up as it played terrific defense, hit open 3-point shots, out-rebounded and out-assisted and plain outplayed Miami to pull away with a key win in the 1st game. This may be a long series, but the Bulls won the first game and look to go up 2-0 on Wednesday.
It starts with the defense. In a league where flashy scoring is revered, the Bulls thrive on not letting the other team score a bucket. The team seems to enjoy hauling in a rebound, throwing an offense out of sync, making a steal or forcing a turnover and converting that to points. That wears on an opponent. The Bulls play stifling defense, and leave the other team, drawn and defeated. Dwyane Wade walked off the court a tired, and beaten player.