Chicago Bulls Out-hustle Miami Heat on Boards. Take Game One. »

May 16, 2011 at 8:41 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketball

There is a very singular reason the Miami HEAT lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Chicago Bulls, 103-82. It wasn’t because their offensive lost a personal war of attrition or a magnificent, full-game defensive performance from the Bulls. It wasn’t because Miami lost the bench scoring battle, 28-15, or because of Derrick Rose’s 28 points and six assists or even Luol Deng playing as good of defense as Joel Anthony played in the first two rounds of the postseason. The HEAT lost because they were dismantled on the boards. The series will amount to a tug-of-war for tempo, and the series opener was more of a half-court affair, which was precisely how the Bulls planned it. Heat top guns Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were limited to 18 and 12 points, respectively, and with open-court chances at a premium, neither was able to impose his will on the game. In fact, it was easy to forget that they were on the court at times. See pics from Game One, after the break.

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  • joneenee

    They were EXPOSED last night… :oops:
    BENCH DEPTH is the problem… :roll:
    In order to win this series.. they need to HUSTLE UP and D up… :evil:
    coz thats how the BULLS play… ;-)
    You cant go to O without doing the D first… :cool:

  • They gonna get it together

  • Hell yeah they are ^. Anyways I got my “Away” edition of the LeBron 8 P.S. yesterday, man those shoes are awesome I’m going to try and cop all color ways of the LeBron 8 P.S.

  • drosie

    I have a feeling the Bulls will make Queen James and Princess Wade cry again…..

  • Hopefully the heat will get it together and win

  • That was the most embrassing GAME!

  • [quote comment=”86674″]I have a feeling the Bulls will make Queen James and Princess Wade cry again…..[/quote]
    Yo people don’t talk shit about lebron on this site homeboy take that shit somewhere else

  • roadkillkitty

    Lebron needs to step up…He was quite passive on game 1… Needs to be aggressive so they can win game 2… :razz:

  • i support Lebron
    air max 90,

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