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ManRam
05-23-2011, 03:17 PM
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Heat Lead 2-1



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Miami Heat: Chicago Bulls:
Points: LeBron James - 26.7 Derrick Rose - 25.0
Rebounds: Chris Bosh - 8.3 Joakim Noah - 10.4
Assists: LeBron James - 7.0 Derrick Rose - 7.7
Blocks: Joel Anthony - 1.2 Joakim Noah - 1.5
Steals: LeBron James - 1.6 Ronnie Brewer - 1.3
Field Goal %: Erick Dampier - 58.4 Omer Asik - 55.3
3-Point %: Mike Bibby - 45.5 Kyle Korver - 41.5
Efficient FG %: James Jones - 60.0 Omer Asik - 55.3
True Shooting %: James Jones - 62.9 Joakim Noah - 57.9
Minutes: LeBron James - 38.8 Luol Deng - 39.1
PER: LeBron James - 27.3 Derrick Rose - 23.5
Win Shares: LeBron James - 15.6 Derrick Rose - 13.1




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jtsunami
05-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Huge game. I hope to see some adjustments by the Bulls.

Also, this series has been overhyped so far which sucks (especially as a Bulls fan). Every game had a 10+ scoring margin. Not one game was close in the final 2 minutes.

Hopefully the rest of the series is tighter at the end. I'd rather win or lose in heartbreak.

StriveGreatness
05-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Heat by 15.

mttwlsn16
05-23-2011, 03:40 PM
ill take same as game 3, close til midway through the 4th, heat by double digits.

they just seem to be too much for the bulls to handle, especially with bosh playing out of his mind right now

mttwlsn16
05-23-2011, 03:41 PM
korver sucking lately, sool should be given minutes as a knock down shooter, imo

jockrider
05-23-2011, 03:53 PM
i still don't know why butler gets no mins does he suck that much?

BcEuAbRsS
05-23-2011, 03:54 PM
Must win... I expected the our defense to be abled to cover the gap between the two offenses but that simply hasn't been the case... key to game 4 is gonna be Noah... he simply can't suck as bad as he did...

KDM1986
05-23-2011, 03:58 PM
I hate to say it. But this is a must win. A 3-1 defecit would be a death sentance for the Bulls.

Yanks All Day
05-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Game 1: 28 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 10-22 from the field
Game 2: 21 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 7-23 from the field
Game 3: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 8-19 from the field

Rose is getting his, but aside from game 1, he has been terribly inefficient. The whole plan for Miami is to stop Rose. Let the other options beat you, because even though Chicago is deep, they are more of a team of Rose and a bunch of 3rd or 4th options with no true 2nd option. Miami is double teaming from the top and letting Deng, Korver, Boozer, and Noah try to beat them, which they cannot. Right now, Chicago just has no answer for LeBron James. He is scoring at will, finding the open man, getting steals and blocks, and single handedly owning the Bulls. Once they start doubling LeBron, then you see Wade, Bosh, and company get all these 1-on-1s and dominating their opponents. Unless Rose finds a way to become more efficient, which he hasn't been all season, and Korver and Deng can knock down some shots, Game 4 goes to Miami in the same fashion Game 3 did. It's incredible how good Miami's defense has been on the MVP so far and how efficient Miami's offense has been against the NBA's best defense. I just believe Miami is clicking at the perfect time and Chicago is caught without a true 2nd option to help Rose when he is getting stifled. If Miami takes Game 4, which I believe they will, the series is all but over.

BcEuAbRsS
05-23-2011, 03:58 PM
I also wanna add that if the Bulls win game 4 then this series swings in the Bulls favor...

SteBO
05-23-2011, 04:08 PM
MUST WIN GAME FOR THE HEAT!!! The Heat smell blood and have a chance to get a stranglehold on this series. We must take advantage of it and win. I expect LeBron and Wade to have better games, especially Wade. He wasn't very good in Game 3.

This will be a good game. And very much expect the best out of the Bulls. The Heat better expect the best out of the Bulls too, otherwise this series could turn. Wouldn't be the end of the world, but when you have a team down you have to finish them. The Heat have that chance now. No excuses. The Heat better come to play.

Khalifa21
05-23-2011, 04:15 PM
Heat win this and take a firm hold on this series..

Chi StateOfMind
05-23-2011, 04:17 PM
My heart says Bulls but my mind says Heat. The Bulls just don't have enough firepower to match the Heat. If we lose this game well at least the Sox have been playing better.

ManRam
05-23-2011, 04:19 PM
I'm not sure what adjustments Chicago can really make honestly...

Their energy and desire is a great equalizer, but they just aren't matching up well right now talent-wise. Too much fire power for Miami.

JordansBulls
05-23-2011, 04:20 PM
This is the Biggest Game Post Jordan Era for us. It is a game that if we win can still propel us to a title this year or a game that ends our hopes of winning now and maybe the near future unless we can make some major upgrades.

IversonIsKrazy
05-23-2011, 04:33 PM
The biggest game of the series. I honestly think we'll see some isolations for Rose in this game, less pick-and-roll action, more watch Rose. I Also think that Bulls will turn the ball over much less and stop transition points for the HEat, and Bulls win this by 5.

jp611
05-23-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm not sure what adjustments Chicago can really make honestly...

Their energy and desire is a great equalizer, but they just aren't matching up well right now talent-wise. Too much fire power for Miami.

The refs are taking us out of games early... its hard to bring the energy and intensity when we get ******** foul calls early in the game to dictate the tempo

h2r09
05-23-2011, 04:47 PM
The refs are taking us out of games early... its hard to bring the energy and intensity when we get ******** foul calls early in the game to dictate the tempo

no they dont. your team has 1 player who you rely on offensively to do and create everything. he hasnt been able to do anything against us and is being shut down and made to shoot nothing but jumpers or contested layups. we on the other hand have 3 of the best fould drawing players in the league and they were like that before they came together. quit crying and realie that the heat are simply the better team and are built to win in the playoffs unlike the bulls.

mikealike305
05-23-2011, 04:47 PM
The refs are taking us out of games early... its hard to bring the energy and intensity when we get ******** foul calls early in the game to dictate the tempo

the refs are taking them out of the game early huh?
this reminds me of when someone blames their teacher for failing a class
or blaming the cop for getting a speeding ticket

jp611
05-23-2011, 04:49 PM
It's no excuse though, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games... it just hurts your team when your defensive anchor is getting pulled for 2 quick fouls each game... and someone please explain to me how the heat got the ball back when Deng stole it from Lebron and they called out of bounds? That was a ****ing joke

h2r09
05-23-2011, 04:56 PM
It's no excuse though, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games... it just hurts your team when your defensive anchor is getting pulled for 2 quick fouls each game... and someone please explain to me how the heat got the ball back when Deng stole it from Lebron and they called out of bounds? That was a ****ing joke

theres gonna be calls for each team every game. they even out. but the heat are the more aggressive team and get the calls they deserve. how about that ghost foul on bosh in the 2nd half? just happen to forget that?

Chi StateOfMind
05-23-2011, 04:58 PM
It's no excuse though, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games... it just hurts your team when your defensive anchor is getting pulled for 2 quick fouls each game... and someone please explain to me how the heat got the ball back when Deng stole it from Lebron and they called out of bounds? That was a ****ing joke

I get what your saying but the refs don't make us shoot 34% game 1 and 40% game 2. And Miami shoot like 50% both games we lost. We simply can't match the offensive firepower and if Rose isn't beasting and were missing jumpshots well were gunna lose.

Do I think we can beat Miami. Yes we can but not shooting like we have and Miami going for 50% or better. The Bulls need to step up on the offensive side. Thibs got defense on lock but the offensive side he needs to make changes.

jp611
05-23-2011, 05:00 PM
I get what your saying but the refs don't make us shoot 34% game 1 and 40% game 2. And Miami shoot like 50% both games we lost. We simply can't match the offensive firepower and if Rose isn't beasting and were missing jumpshots well were gunna lose.

I know, I'm not gonna complain about it anymore, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games fair and square, I just hate how 20 seconds into the game all that weird **** happened, just seemed fishy... Tomorrow is a big game though, Bulls need to play with a sense of urgency

h2r09
05-23-2011, 05:03 PM
i also find it funny how when the bulls win its because rose is so good and the magical humble unicorn but when they lose it is because they dont have enoug guys around him. same thing from the media who claims not to hate the heat. they pick the bulls to win the series but when they are now down 2-1 it is because they dont have the firepower necessary to beat us. as if this is any different to how the bulls played all year? rose shot a poor poercentage all year and they had no consistent 2nd option, ALL YEAR.

Chi StateOfMind
05-23-2011, 05:04 PM
I fully expect the Bulls to give every single ounce of heart they have tomorrow and if we lose well holy s--- were in trouble. The one thing I do like about playing every other day though is Miami is like 7 deep where were like 10-11 deep. Maybe they will be tired where Bulls have a second starting lineup.

ManRam
05-23-2011, 05:07 PM
It's no excuse though, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games... it just hurts your team when your defensive anchor is getting pulled for 2 quick fouls each game... and someone please explain to me how the heat got the ball back when Deng stole it from Lebron and they called out of bounds? That was a ****ing joke

It is an excuse.

In reference to your claim that the refs took you out of the game early: The Bulls didn't even get into the penalty in the first quarter. How can you say that's the refs taking them out of the game. Both fouls, especially the second, on Noah were fouls. Period. Can't complain about fouls being called fouls. The refs did nothing to take them out of the game, at least nothing egregious. You want them to ignore calls?

That call you're talking about when Deng stole it, as the announcers eventually said, was right. It was a really weird play, but giving the ball back to the Bulls was the right call. It hit off the ref.

And even if it wasn't, you being bent out of shape over an early possession (Miami didn't even get points off of it) is just you searching for excuses.

You can point out one bad play, I can point out one play that favored you. We can go on for a while until we realize it evened out.


What adjustments can the Bulls make? How can they play better? I can think of a few, but I am beginning to think that as long as two of the Big Three show up and they can get a few baskets from the role players, that the Heat just have too much firepower.

h2r09
05-23-2011, 05:09 PM
I fully expect the Bulls to give every single ounce of heart they have tomorrow and if we lose well holy s--- were in trouble. The one thing I do like about playing every other day though is Miami is like 7 deep where were like 10-11 deep. Maybe they will be tired where Bulls have a second starting lineup.

are bulls fans still saying they could beat us because of depth? when will people realize that depth means very little in the nba? if you have the best players and stars you will win most likely.

Chi StateOfMind
05-23-2011, 05:09 PM
i also find it funny how when the bulls win its because rose is so good and the magical humble unicorn but when they lose it is because they dont have enoug guys around him. same thing from the media who claims not to hate the heat. they pick the bulls to win the series but when they are now down 2-1 it is because they dont have the firepower necessary to beat us. as if this is any different to how the bulls played all year? rose shot a poor poercentage all year and they had no consistent 2nd option, ALL YEAR.

Are you blind bro or is your homerism effect kicking in right now. When we win 90% of the time it is b/c Rose leads us and when we lose its either he has a bad game or no one else plays up to his intensity. Good teams notice this and lock down Rose, why b/c they want to have everyone else not named Rose beat them. I think the world knows the Bulls go as far as Rose leads them and even Stevie Wonder can see that s---.

beasted86
05-23-2011, 05:09 PM
I fully expect the Bulls to give every single ounce of heart they have tomorrow and if we lose well holy s--- were in trouble. The one thing I do like about playing every other day though is Miami is like 7 deep where were like 10-11 deep. Maybe they will be tired where Bulls have a second starting lineup.

Since taking the old bigs out of the rotation, the only player over 30 in the rotation is Bibby. I don't think age or rest is a factor helping or hurting either team.

Maybe Haslem since he's coming off an injury, but the same could be said for Asik. So like I said, neither team sees any advantage or disadvantage.

Chi StateOfMind
05-23-2011, 05:11 PM
are bulls fans still saying they could beat us because of depth? when will people realize that depth means very little in the nba? if you have the best players and stars you will win most likely.

Do you play basketball or watch it. B/c anyone who plays all the time gets tired eventually, there human. And im assuming you can't read b/c I never said we could win b/c of depth I said its an advantage to have assuming our players need rest.

Another example for the blind readers on depth. If LeBron and Wade were to get in foul trouble, do you think James Jones and Miker Miller would come in and dominate the game, NO. All i'm sayin is it is an advantage to have depth b/c your startes aren't always going to win games.

justinnum1
05-23-2011, 05:19 PM
I dont think gibson will be talking **** to bosh in this game.

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 05:20 PM
Similar to the semi-finals against the Celtics, the Heat knows how important it is not to go on the road tied 2-2...With that said I expect Wade to make an impact early and often

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm not sure what adjustments Chicago can really make honestly...

Their energy and desire is a great equalizer, but they just aren't matching up well right now talent-wise. Too much fire power for Miami.

What happened to the dance assassin sig?

ManRam
05-23-2011, 05:37 PM
What happened to the dance assassin sig?

I'm keeping it fresh. New sig every day.

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 05:42 PM
I'm keeping it fresh. New sig every day.

Lol

BcEuAbRsS
05-23-2011, 05:42 PM
I'm keeping it fresh. New sig every day.

I cant figure out whats going on in ur new one... Its making me mad :mad:

305sportsfan
05-23-2011, 05:44 PM
I'm keeping it fresh. New sig every day.

Haha, gotta say, I'm a fan of your current one! ::D:

305sportsfan
05-23-2011, 05:45 PM
I cant figure out whats going on in ur new one... Its making me mad :mad:

Think she just realized that she's on camera, just mad funny how quickly her demeanor changes.

redwhitenblue
05-23-2011, 05:52 PM
I said all postseason I wouldn't be worried until the Bulls lost 2 in a row, well it's that time and it's a must-win.

Positives is that this team just hasn't lost 3 in a row, and I think it switching to less time between games helps the Bulls more. But they need to stop rotating the guy on Bosh to assist with Bibby, Chalmers and Anthony. They're actually OVERrotating on D And Thibodeau has done a really poor job at working the offense this series-guys have been just standing around and Keith Bogans is getting far too much PT yet again.

shizzle09
05-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Biggest game of the year for both teams. Heat win and it's likely over Bulls win and it's a whole new ballgame. I say heat win in a closer game 95-92

ManRam
05-23-2011, 06:07 PM
I said all postseason I wouldn't be worried until the Bulls lost 2 in a row, well it's that time and it's a must-win.

Positives is that this team just hasn't lost 3 in a row, and I think it switching to less time between games helps the Bulls more. But they need to stop rotating the guy on Bosh to assist with Bibby, Chalmers and Anthony. They're actually OVERrotating on D And Thibodeau has done a really poor job at working the offense this series-guys have been just standing around and Keith Bogans is getting far too much PT yet again.

As I said in the other thread...

There are some things you can take from the regular season, and there are some things you can't. "Not losing three in a row all year" is one of the things you can't take from it. If they win tomorrow, it isn't because they hadn't lost 4 games earlier this year after two consecutive loses. It's totally unrelated. That has no bearing on this.

Also, they never had a stretch of three games where they've played this tough of an opponent. They haven't played that third game following two loses against an opponent this good. If they played 82 games against the Heat, I'm sure they'd lose 3 in a row a few times. The opponent matters, and this is the toughest opponent they've faced all year (even tougher than the Heat team of two months ago).

Completely unique situation compared to the regular season.

Almost as unique as "The Bulls didn't lose to the Heat all year".

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 06:21 PM
As I said in the other thread...

There are some things you can take from the regular season, and there are some things you can't. "Not losing three in a row all year" is one of the things you can't take from it. If they win tomorrow, it isn't because they hadn't lost 4 games earlier this year after two consecutive loses. It's totally unrelated. That has no bearing on this.

Also, they never had a stretch of three games where they've played this tough of an opponent. They haven't played that third game following two loses against an opponent this good. If they played 82 games against the Heat, I'm sure they'd lose 3 in a row a few times. The opponent matters, and this is the toughest opponent they've faced all year (even tougher than the Heat team of two months ago).

Completely unique situation compared to the regular season.

Almost as unique as "The Bulls didn't lose to the Heat all year".

Well said...

SoxBearsBulls!
05-23-2011, 06:24 PM
I think we have a better shot if we let LBJ and Wade get their points (contested of course), focus on shutting down Bosh and the rest of the Heat players...2 guys can't beat a team.

The Bulls have overall done a good job on Wade but Bosh is killing us and they've gotten enough production from the rest of their team this last 2 games (Haslem has been a difference maker).

That said, I think the Bulls win gm 4 but I'm not so sure they can win the series...just comes down to the fact we got no one outside of Rose who can create while the Heat have 3, too much pressure on a 22 year old.

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 06:27 PM
I think we have a better shot if we let LBJ and Wade get their points (contested of course), focus on shutting down Bosh and the rest of the Heat players...2 guys can't beat a team.

The Bulls have overall done a good job on Wade but Bosh is killing us and they've gotten enough production from the rest of their team this last 2 games (Haslem has been a difference maker).

That said, I think the Bulls win gm 4 but I'm not so sure they can win the series...just comes down to the fact we got no one outside of Rose who can create while the Heat have 3, too much pressure on a 22 year old.

:confused: I'm not sure if that's a good idea...

SoxBearsBulls!
05-23-2011, 06:28 PM
ManRam, your sig is cool but it's slowing down my laptop big time.

ManRam
05-23-2011, 06:30 PM
ManRam, your sig is cool but it's slowing down my laptop big time.

According to all the admins and techy people here, GIFs and sigs do not slow down page-loading times at all.

If they did, I wouldn't do it.

SportsFanatic10
05-23-2011, 06:42 PM
^ mine also gets all slow anytime i'm on a page with a video in the sig as well but it might just be that my computer sucks. it gets all loud like its working extra hard or something haha.

SportsFanatic10
05-23-2011, 06:43 PM
heat gotta be ready for chicago's best and step on their throat here or else its gonna be a 7 game series. my original prediction of heat in 6 still looks good though.

kjoke
05-23-2011, 07:11 PM
The refs are taking us out of games early... its hard to bring the energy and intensity when we get ******** foul calls early in the game to dictate the tempo

Werent you the one who said that we should agree to not call how bad the refs were? I could of sworn that before game 2 (or 1) you said that bulls fans and heat fans shouldn't ***** about the refs no matter who would get the benefits (if there were any really)

KDM1986
05-23-2011, 07:17 PM
God this feels like a elimination game instead of game 4 in a 2-1 series.

12evolution 9
05-23-2011, 07:19 PM
its starting to look like a 4-1 series....

not to offend Bull fans ... but Boozer went 26 pnts and 17 rebs, deng has been averaging the same numbers throughout these playoffs, even verse the HEAT.
Boozer and Noah have been averaging the 22 points and rebounds, same throughout the entire playoffs and against the HEAT...

its coming to a point where the Bulls hit there ceiling.

Only difference is Rose ppg, fg%, and efficiency rating.... Our defense has been better the last two games, but even still ROSE's team mates are averaging the same numbers that they were averaging in the previous two series.

the same NUMBERS.... Rose is averaging less, than the last two series... he is also playing a a tougher opponet

justinnum1
05-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Werent you the one who said that we should agree to not call how bad the refs were? I could of sworn that before game 2 (or 1) you said that bulls fans and heat fans shouldn't ***** about the refs no matter who would get the benefits (if there were any really)

yes he did

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17898392&postcount=673

210Don
05-23-2011, 07:29 PM
bulls

Heater4life
05-23-2011, 07:31 PM
Werent you the one who said that we should agree to not call how bad the refs were? I could of sworn that before game 2 (or 1) you said that bulls fans and heat fans shouldn't ***** about the refs no matter who would get the benefits (if there were any really)


yes he did

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17898392&postcount=673

:burn:

SportsFanatic10
05-23-2011, 07:35 PM
God this feels like a elimination game instead of game 4 in a 2-1 series.

yeah with the way these teams play defense a 8 point lead seems huge.

kjoke
05-23-2011, 07:44 PM
yes he did

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17898392&postcount=673

Very nice

NBA_Starter
05-23-2011, 07:47 PM
A must win game for the Bulls, I've said all along I don't see anyone beating the Heat 4 games in a series much less 3 games in a row!

Master Mind
05-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Werent you the one who said that we should agree to not call how bad the refs were? I could of sworn that before game 2 (or 1) you said that bulls fans and heat fans shouldn't ***** about the refs no matter who would get the benefits (if there were any really)


yes he did

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17898392&postcount=673

Got em! :p

Heater4life
05-23-2011, 08:24 PM
24 hours away from the game!

This feels amazing!

beasted86
05-23-2011, 08:46 PM
:burn:

ownage

bearadonisdna
05-23-2011, 10:07 PM
the bulls havent lost three in a row all season. im confident they will recapture HCA.

bearadonisdna
05-23-2011, 10:10 PM
all the bulls have to do is get some mid range shooting from their 5 position ie joakim or kurt thomas. it will spread out the heats defense.

gotoHcarolina52
05-23-2011, 10:24 PM
All the HEAT have to do is win. Time to put these fools with their backs against the wall. And then on Thursday we go for the jugular.

HesterTrain
05-23-2011, 10:27 PM
The Bulls gotta win just to stay in this series. They know that and I think Rose decides to show up. More intensity and stay out of early foul trouble and they can take back HCA. Now with that said, with the showing in the past 2 games I just have hopes they can actually show up this next game. Doesn't seem likely though. It's lose or go home for the Bulls now.

Cubby
05-23-2011, 11:36 PM
:burn:

Clever.

Cubby
05-23-2011, 11:37 PM
All the HEAT have to do is win. Time to put these fools with their backs against the wall. And then on Thursday we go for the jugular.

That, my friend, is one bold statement.

ChitownBears22
05-24-2011, 12:30 AM
the bulls havent lost three in a row all season. im confident they will recapture HCA.

And Miami hasn't lost at home in the Playoffs. Things like this make no difference in a game. Bulls will lose if Rose can't get into the paint.

koreancabbage
05-24-2011, 12:45 AM
the bulls havent lost three in a row all season. im confident they will recapture HCA.

That's like saying Chicago never lost to Miami in the regular season. Bulls haven't lost two in row since an arbitrary date this past regular season. Bulls will find a way to score other than Rose to win a a game. Rose can hit the outside shot. Opponents shoot miserably against the Bulls amazing defense during the regular season and during the post season.

Lol no doubt Chicago will come out as the aggressor, but what will some of you Bulls fan say if they lose game 4? And 3 in a row?

mttwlsn16
05-24-2011, 01:14 AM
the refs are taking them out of the game early huh?
this reminds me of when someone blames their teacher for failing a class
or blaming the cop for getting a speeding ticket

+1

bulls fans need to stop *****ing, heat have outplayed them, and its only 2-1 not like the series is over, altho i expect it to be 3-1 after tomm night :clap:

dallas miami finals here we gooooooooooo :D should be fun

CHANGO
05-24-2011, 01:14 AM
I'm keeping it fresh. New sig every day.

Keep that... :D :o

CHANGO
05-24-2011, 01:20 AM
It's no excuse though, the Bulls have been outplayed these last 2 games... it just hurts your team when your defensive anchor is getting pulled for 2 quick fouls each game... and someone please explain to me how the heat got the ball back when Deng stole it from Lebron and they called out of bounds? That was a ****ing joke

Basically you're saying, I don't hate you, :) I just feel I want to kill you every time I see you. :) But I don't hate you. :)

LakersIn5
05-24-2011, 01:53 AM
the best team of the season wins. so heat win.

DROSE4MVP
05-24-2011, 02:08 AM
the best team of the season wins. so heat win.

Smartest **** I've seen all day. Thank you for your generous, intelligent prediction to tonight's game.

:rolleyes:

Yanks All Day
05-24-2011, 02:16 AM
Unless the Bulls can keep LeBron from controlling the game, which they have not been able to do, the Heat win Game 4. 94-82.

SP17
05-24-2011, 02:40 AM
I have a feeling heat win this one and as predicted end the series in 6.

Iron24th
05-24-2011, 03:43 AM
This game is huge for both teams,Chitown can't fall in a 1-3 hole,and Miami better not goes to Chicago at 2-2 and risk to come back to south beach in an elimination game in Game 6.

AnalyzeNShoot
05-24-2011, 03:56 AM
As much as I hate the Heats, I voted for them. They seem to have the momentum.

shizzle09
05-24-2011, 04:04 AM
have a feeling this game will come down to the final 2-3 possesions. such a huge game for both sides. both fan bases will be stressin tomorrow. at least i will

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-24-2011, 04:07 AM
The winner of this game will win the series IMO.

Definitely a must win for the Bulls. The Heat kind of need to take this game too, because if they don't then game 5 would turn into almost a must win for them.

I got Miami winning this game and ultimately taking this series in 6, but I expect this game to be very close all the way until the end.

I just don't know if Rose can go toe to toe with Lebron/Wade with the game on the line...especially in Miami. MVP or not...its a tall order.

They definitely need a big game from Noah and Deng...but if they can steal this one...they will be sitting pretty.

Huge game...I'll be watching from start to finish. I'll be rooting for Chicago, but if I had to make a prediction...I'll say Miami wins by 3.

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-24-2011, 04:16 AM
the bulls havent lost three in a row all season. im confident they will recapture HCA.

That is the one thing that intrigues me.

Thibideau is a great coach and you have to figure that he will make the adjustments to get the Bulls playing the way they need to play.

I expect the Bulls to come out strong. But, with Miami playing great at home this post season, and Lebron in the zone, they will not be beaten cleanly.

It will be a tough, gritty, highly competitive, tight game. It will all come down to making plays and executing in the final 2-3 minutes of the game, because I think it will be a close game throughout.

If this game was in Chicago, I would pick the Bulls to win for sure. But, in Miami, I think the Heat will keep it close and outplay Chicago in the final minutes to take a commanding 3-1 lead.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 07:03 AM
I have a prediction... it will be a close game and no matter who wins the opposing fans will blame the refs and give absolutely no credit to the winning team...

HesterTrain
05-24-2011, 07:52 AM
I have a prediction... it will be a close game and no matter who wins the opposing fans will blame the refs and give absolutely no credit to the winning team...

Isn't that a given? Not a prediction.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 08:04 AM
well...yes :)

SteBO
05-24-2011, 08:29 AM
I just hope and pray that the Heat are ready for a hungry and desperate Chicago team tonight. :pray:

daleja424
05-24-2011, 08:32 AM
HEAT either grab control of the series...OR... Chicago gets the HC back...

big game for both clubs... but probably means just a little more to the Bulls than the HEAT, so I expect it to be very toughly fought...

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 09:04 AM
Heat win, wont be close like most of you are predicting. I see a 20 point shellacking.

jtsunami
05-24-2011, 09:22 AM
I love when dnewguy makes predictions because they are always wrong.

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Kinda wierd, Miami has a losing record when this three refs (Joe Crawford, Ed Malloy, Bennett Salvatore), guess what they're scheduled for tonight's game.

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 09:29 AM
I love when dnewguy makes predictions because they are always wrong.

Well, I made that prediction before I knew Joey Crawford is the lead ref. They put him in charge of games when the league need a Bulls win.

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-24-2011, 09:35 AM
^^

The NBA is sooooo rigged lol.

I'm only half joking.

Tarheels23
05-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Kinda wierd, Miami has a losing record when this three refs (Joe Crawford, Ed Malloy, Bennett Salvatore), guess what they're scheduled for tonight's game.

Must have gotten the trio during away games, because that trio is terribly biased to home teams.

Miami by 9 to take complete control of the series

mikealike305
05-24-2011, 09:51 AM
HEAT win similar to game 3. its close the whole game, lebron and wade try, just cant really get a good lead going, then in the 4th with around 7 mins, the fans get into it and so do lebron and wade.
the heat build a lead and win by 8

SteBO
05-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Miami has to whether a big run by the Bulls. I guarantee you guys the Bulls are going to make this run that Miami can either allow the Bulls keep it going, or stifle it with good execution in the halfcourt and attacking the basket possession after possession. No settling for jumpers like softies. I want to see grown men moves attacking the rim all night long. Though it's really the defense I want to see continue. The heat have rotated defensively beautifully these last two games. That needs to keep up if we're going to win tonight.

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Must have gotten the trio during away games, because that trio is terribly biased to home teams.

Miami by 9 to take complete control of the series

Lets hope so because the Bulls haven't lost a game this post-season when j Crawford refs but the Heat's only loss to the Sixers came when...........you guessed it, J Crawford refs.

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 09:58 AM
Miami has to whether a big run by the Bulls. I guarantee you guys the Bulls are going to make this run that Miami can either allow the Bulls keep it going, or stifle it with good execution in the halfcourt and attacking the basket possession after possession. No settling for jumpers like softies. I want to see grown men moves attacking the rim all night long. Though it's really the defense I want to see continue. The heat have rotated defensively beautifully these last two games. That needs to keep up if we're going to win tonight.

:facepalm:

SteBO
05-24-2011, 10:00 AM
:facepalm:
Wanna try explaing to me why you disagree with me instead of using a silly facepalm emocion? :eyebrow:
Doesn't every team make runs in sports period, let alone in the playoffs, in a very pivotal game for both teams? Pretty sure that's the case. It's hard for me to take you seriously if all your going to do is make responses with no value. C'mon dude.

midwestmadman
05-24-2011, 10:08 AM
This is a huge game for both teams. The Heat can get a strangle hold on the series and in the same breath lose the control that they have built. The difference from 2-2 and 3-1 is overwhelming! Having said that this is a must win for the Bulls, and I believe they will find a way to grind this one out. I think Miami will come out on fire build a lead early, but Chicago's D will finally start to force more turnovers. Easy buckets has been the key in this series so far, and I don't see that changing tonight. If the Bulls go down 3-1 I can see Miami wrapping this one up in game 6 at home.... then getting mauled by Dallas!

synister281
05-24-2011, 10:14 AM
If the ref's do their job and let the players play and determine the outcome, this will be a really close game. Mystery foul calls are not going to cut it tonight, let the players battle and bang eachother a little. Bring back that early 90s style of hoops.

ThePusherMan26
05-24-2011, 10:39 AM
Big game for both teams. I want to see Rose with at least 20-25 shots tonight, Taj needs at least 20-25 minutes on the floor, he was 5-6 last game!! I'll be back tomorrow. GO BULLS!!

ChitownSports16
05-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Must win for my Bulls! To bad, I wont be watching this tonight :(. Maybe they win by me not watching :)

SteBO
05-24-2011, 10:45 AM
I think the Heat take this game though. Just by reading the preview it looks like they know the importance of 3-1 as opposed to 2-2 and the risk they would be taking at that point if it happens. I expect a battle out there tonight, and Wade needs to play better than he did in Game 3. His performance was dissappointing to me, and has yet to have a break out game, some credit going to Ronnie Brewer, Keith Bogans, and the Bulls defense. But he needs to stop forcing jumpers and being passive and attack the basket at will tonight. We need it badly. No letdowns or excuses. Just go out there and win. The Heat better expect the Bulls' absolute best tonight. Bottom Line.

tbone2171
05-24-2011, 10:54 AM
Are you blind bro or is your homerism effect kicking in right now. When we win 90% of the time it is b/c Rose leads us and when we lose its either he has a bad game or no one else plays up to his intensity. Good teams notice this and lock down Rose, why b/c they want to have everyone else not named Rose beat them. I think the world knows the Bulls go as far as Rose leads them and even Stevie Wonder can see that s---.

No he can't..he's blind :D

ManRam
05-24-2011, 11:01 AM
I have a prediction... it will be a close game and no matter who wins the opposing fans will blame the refs and give absolutely no credit to the winning team...

I almost made "the refs" the third poll choice for this...since I do agree that whatever team loses their fan base will blame the refs.

But I decided to be mature.

JuS ViBe
05-24-2011, 11:10 AM
In order for the bulls to win, they Boozer to contain Bosh.
In order for the heat to win they need Bosh to dump on Boozer.

SteBO
05-24-2011, 11:13 AM
^Or Dwyane Wade needs to stop playing like a girl and attack the rim already. Good lord, he's been out of sorts. He had an alright Game 2, but Games 1 and 3 were headscratching. :pity:

daleja424
05-24-2011, 11:15 AM
Wade has been atrocious... Lebron has been average... Bosh has been above average thus far in this series.

mikealike305
05-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Wade has been atrocious... Lebron has been average... Bosh has been above average thus far in this series.

Wade hasnt been atrocious. His defense has been great

SteBO
05-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Wade hasnt been atrocious. His defense has been great

Offensively he's been bad. I didn't specify so I'm sorry. But he needs to be aggressive now along with LeBron. Even he hasn't been that great, except for the game 2 ending. He did well playing facilitator though in Game 3, which was nice to see, but he has to be aggressive along with Wade now. We need this game.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 11:24 AM
Wade has been atrocious... Lebron has been average... Bosh has been above average thus far in this series.

I have a tough time saying 22/7/7 on 47% shooting is average. Especially when you throw in 1.7 blocks and 2.3 steals...but he hasn't had that absolutely dominating game yet, for sure. Still, his impact on a game has superseded everyone else's. His defense is absolutely game-changing right now.

Wade has had two poor games now...and it's scary to think that they've won two games without him shooting over 50% or scoring over 25 points. We all know he can get that easily.

If all three of the Big Three click at once, Chicago will have 0% of a chance. LeBron and Bosh seem locked in...they just need Wade to step up and this series is over.


I don't know what adjustments Chicago can make. I really keep trying to come up with something, but I always come up empty. I don't know what Rose can do differently honestly. He isn't just jacking threes and avoiding the paint...the Heat are just not allowing him to get to the rim. IDK what he can do honestly...and unless he starts dropping 35-40 points on really efficient scoring, I think they're in deep trouble.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 11:32 AM
I have a tough time saying 22/7/7 on 47% shooting is average. Especially when you throw in 1.7 blocks and 2.3 steals...but he hasn't had that absolutely dominating game yet, for sure. Still, his impact on a game has superseded everyone else's. His defense is absolutely game-changing right now.

Wade has had two poor games now...and it's scary to think that they've won two games without him shooting over 50% or scoring over 25 points. We all know he can get that easily.

If all three of the Big Three click at once, Chicago will have 0% of a chance. LeBron and Bosh seem locked in...they just need Wade to step up and this series is over.


I don't know what adjustments Chicago can make. I really keep trying to come up with something, but I always come up empty. I don't know what Rose can do differently honestly. He isn't just jacking threes and avoiding the paint...the Heat are just not allowing him to get to the rim. IDK what he can do honestly...and unless he starts dropping 35-40 points on really efficient scoring, I think they're in deep trouble.

No, the Big 3 havent had it going all together, but lets credit the Bulls defense. The Heat is getting theres, but Chicago is playing great defense. I honestly think the Heat won last game because of Bosh. Chicago made nice runs for a road team but Bosh kept them at bay and spured their momentum.

SteBO
05-24-2011, 11:36 AM
No, the Big 3 havent had it going all together, but lets credit the Bulls defense. The Heat is getting theres, but Chicago is playing great defense. I honestly think the Heat won last game because of Bosh. Chicago made nice runs for a road team but Bosh kept them at bay and spured their momentum.

Bosh just had it going then. The Bulls defense was and will always be very freaking good as long as Thibs is on the sidelines. But can you guarantee Bosh doing it again tonight? You can't pin your hopes on that one, because I guarantee they will hone in on him tonight. Maybe. The man is shooting a whopping 69% from the field in this series so far. Amazing, no? That's why I feel the Bulls will make an effort to keep him out of it, which is why LeBron and Wade need to great together along with bench contributions. We need an all out team effort tonight to win!

daleja424
05-24-2011, 11:48 AM
I have a tough time saying 22/7/7 on 47% shooting is average. Especially when you throw in 1.7 blocks and 2.3 steals...but he hasn't had that absolutely dominating game yet, for sure. Still, his impact on a game has superseded everyone else's. His defense is absolutely game-changing right now.

Wade has had two poor games now...and it's scary to think that they've won two games without him shooting over 50% or scoring over 25 points. We all know he can get that easily.

If all three of the Big Three click at once, Chicago will have 0% of a chance. LeBron and Bosh seem locked in...they just need Wade to step up and this series is over.


I don't know what adjustments Chicago can make. I really keep trying to come up with something, but I always come up empty. I don't know what Rose can do differently honestly. He isn't just jacking threes and avoiding the paint...the Heat are just not allowing him to get to the rim. IDK what he can do honestly...and unless he starts dropping 35-40 points on really efficient scoring, I think they're in deep trouble.

You're right... 22/7/7 on 47% shooting is BELOW average for Lebron.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 11:49 AM
Yes, the defense has been great out of Lebron and Wade, but they can bring that every game. I am still waiting for one of them to have an offensive explosion. You know its coming at some point...

mikealike305
05-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Offensively he's been bad. I didn't specify so I'm sorry. But he needs to be aggressive now along with LeBron. Even he hasn't been that great, except for the game 2 ending. He did well playing facilitator though in Game 3, which was nice to see, but he has to be aggressive along with Wade now. We need this game.

yea offensivly he hasnt been to great, but i didnt expect much with him using so much energy on rose. almost like paul peirce last year vs the cavs. he didnt do much on offense cuz his job was to cover lebron on defense.
if lebron steps it up im ok with how wade is playing offensivly (this series only, no excuse vs dallas) as long as he keeps keeping rose at bay

Hawkize31
05-24-2011, 12:21 PM
Its funny how the Heat seem like they have so much momentum, but if they don't win tonight, the advantage they have fought to get will be completely gone.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 12:23 PM
yea offensivly he hasnt been to great, but i didnt expect much with him using so much energy on rose. almost like paul peirce last year vs the cavs. he didnt do much on offense cuz his job was to cover lebron on defense.
if lebron steps it up im ok with how wade is playing offensivly (this series only, no excuse vs dallas) as long as he keeps keeping rose at bay

He hasnt even been guarding rose most of the time. That is a cheap excuse. Wade has been really bad on the offensive end...period. He is averaging under 20 ppg and shooting 42%... and his assists are down... and he didnt take care of the ball in game three.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Its funny how the Heat seem like they have so much momentum, but if they don't win tonight, the advantage they have fought to get will be completely gone.

Whats funny about that? That is exactly the case. Miami has the momentum right now...but Bulls could take it back with an unexpected win tonight.

mikealike305
05-24-2011, 12:27 PM
He hasnt even been guarding rose most of the time. That is a cheap excuse. Wade has been really bad on the offensive end...period. He is averaging under 20 ppg and shooting 42%... and his assists are down... and he didnt take care of the ball in game three.

ok i will give u that, no argument there. Wade does need to step it up on the offensive end.

SteBO
05-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Looks like Wade and Miamis' defense will be put to a test tonight, because Rose has made it public that he'll be attacking the basket like a wild animal tonight.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 12:30 PM
Its funny how the Heat seem like they have so much momentum, but if they don't win tonight, the advantage they have fought to get will be completely gone.

Agree 100%

daleja424
05-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Looks like Wade and Miamis' defense will be put to a test tonight, because Rose has made it public that he'll be attacking the basket like a wild animal tonight.

like I said in the other thread... good luck with that Rose! Going 4 on 3 hasn't been working (two heat defenders on rose, leaving 3 on 4) so they have to try something... but I don't think attacking the double team is the answer.

Hawkize31
05-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Whats funny about that? That is exactly the case. Miami has the momentum right now...but Bulls could take it back with an unexpected win tonight.

Its just funny because it feels like the Heat have a dominating advantage from watching all three games.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 12:36 PM
oh...ya... thats the nature of the media this day in age. Once Miami won a couple everyone jumped on the bandwagon... yet the bulls are really just one win away from a 3game series w/ HC adv.

JordansBulls
05-24-2011, 12:39 PM
Heat win, wont be close like most of you are predicting. I see a 20 point shellacking.

:mad:

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 12:41 PM
:mad:

It's ok kid.

Sergio1984
05-24-2011, 12:52 PM
Heat win, wont be close like most of you are predicting. I see a 20 point shellacking.

You said that before game 1 and well, we saw what happened.

b1e9a8r5s
05-24-2011, 12:58 PM
As a Bulls fan, the thing that's bothering me the most is Thibbs use of Korver. I'm sorry but he just can't play much in this series. Jones and Miller (poorly) are the only 2 guys he can match up with defensively and if they aren't playing then he shouldn't be in the game. Having him on the PG and Rose on Wade isn't good and when he has to switch to Wade or Bron its a done deal. The reason the Bulls defense was so good in game 1 was that everyone out there was switching and could then hold their own on the switch (think Noah and Gibson).

ImDaBaron
05-24-2011, 01:15 PM
We win thats cool if we lose then Im pretty sure its over. We'll be back next year so thats why I wont be as mad if we lose.

Gibby23
05-24-2011, 01:42 PM
We win thats cool if we lose then Im pretty sure its over. We'll be back next year so thats why I wont be as mad if we lose.

Thats not a given.

beasted86
05-24-2011, 02:08 PM
You said that before game 1 and well, we saw what happened.

Also said after game one he was sure the Heat would lose this series in 5 games.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17913914&postcount=15

I have that kid on ignore and he's supposedly a Heat fan.

beasted86
05-24-2011, 02:12 PM
As a Bulls fan, the thing that's bothering me the most is Thibbs use of Korver. I'm sorry but he just can't play much in this series. Jones and Miller (poorly) are the only 2 guys he can match up with defensively and if they aren't playing then he shouldn't be in the game. Having him on the PG and Rose on Wade isn't good and when he has to switch to Wade or Bron its a done deal. The reason the Bulls defense was so good in game 1 was that everyone out there was switching and could then hold their own on the switch (think Noah and Gibson).

Even with Jones or Miller in the game, the Heat can still run pick and rolls on him. That's what they did during a stretch in Game 2.

Both of these teams run a lot of pick and roll, so both coaches are best suited putting in a lineup focused on defending it. Spoelstra went into the series with a game plan of not using Dampier & Z specifically for that very reason.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 02:58 PM
It's been a lot quieter in here pregame than the other three games. Probably both fan bases realize the magnitude of this game. This probably decides the series. Not the time for trash talk :shrug:

MrfadeawayJB
05-24-2011, 03:10 PM
I think the Heat will take this one, but only over Rose's dead body!

mikealike305
05-24-2011, 03:13 PM
it's been a lot quieter in here pregame than the other three games. Probably both fan bases realize the magnitude of this game. This probably decides the series. Not the time for trash talk :shrug:

your sig is pretty funny

Big Zo
05-24-2011, 03:26 PM
I think the Heat will take this one, but only over Rose's dead body!

RIP, Derrick Rose

JordansBulls
05-24-2011, 03:45 PM
We win thats cool if we lose then Im pretty sure its over. We'll be back next year so thats why I wont be as mad if we lose.

If we can't beat them when we have the best record, what makes you think we will without it?

justinnum1
05-24-2011, 03:47 PM
It looked like chicago was defeated at the end of the last game. Should be interesting to see how they start.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 03:56 PM
It looked like chicago was defeated at the end of the last game. Should be interesting to see how they start.

They are going to play for their lives! Heat need to come out ready and 100% focused.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 04:04 PM
They are going to play for their lives! Heat need to come out ready and 100% focused.

And they will

Redbull
05-24-2011, 04:28 PM
This game is going to be tough, The Heat are smelling blood and we will be playing with tons of heart and desperation to keep the series tied. I'm going to say we win this game but my head is saying the Heat will probably take another game with a very good 4th quarter.

I predict Rose to score about 35 tonight but shoot something like 13/30 with 9/10 FT's.

ChicagoJ
05-24-2011, 04:36 PM
I give credit to Miami. After watching games 1 and 2 I thought they would struggle most of the series. The bulls really dominated them at times in both of those games and I thought that would continue leading to a few big runs for the bulls.

But, Miami's defense has caused much problems for the bulls offense, which isn't lights out to begin with. The bulls don't seem to be able to pull away even when they play good defense since they can't score. And Miami is simply a better team in close games since they have more options offensively.

Anyway, that's the matchup I'm watching tonight. To see if the bulls can get some baskets off missed shots by Miami. The Heat have done a great job by not letting that happen over the past 6 quarters or so. Let's see if the Bulls can change that tonight. If they do I think this series will be 2-2. If not, then it's 3-1.

redwhitenblue
05-24-2011, 06:15 PM
As I said in the other thread...

There are some things you can take from the regular season, and there are some things you can't. "Not losing three in a row all year" is one of the things you can't take from it. If they win tomorrow, it isn't because they hadn't lost 4 games earlier this year after two consecutive loses. It's totally unrelated. That has no bearing on this.

Also, they never had a stretch of three games where they've played this tough of an opponent. They haven't played that third game following two loses against an opponent this good. If they played 82 games against the Heat, I'm sure they'd lose 3 in a row a few times. The opponent matters, and this is the toughest opponent they've faced all year (even tougher than the Heat team of two months ago).

Completely unique situation compared to the regular season.

Almost as unique as "The Bulls didn't lose to the Heat all year".
Or I could be mentioning that because they have shown all year the ability to correct lingering mistakes (notably defensive mistakes) and not falling into long-term ruts as a team.

That actually does mean SOMETHING, it goes to the preparation, leadership and coaching of the team.

Cubby
05-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Wow you Heat fans complaining about the scheduled refs. You said the same thing before last game and the refs were "home friendly." Don't gimme' that.

Cubby
05-24-2011, 06:32 PM
And they will

Another bold statement, MM. But seriously, this is just an assumption, which is fine. The way you said it, though, made it seem like it was a fact. Which it's not.

justinnum1
05-24-2011, 06:38 PM
Only way i see the bulls winning this game is if they get 25+ second chance points. I expect a mediocre night from bosh, a good night from lebron and a great night from wade. Rose will probably have 45+ and the refs will give the bulls every chance to try and tie this up but they just dont have enough scoring and will lose to go down 3-1. LETS GO HEAT!!!!!!

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 06:40 PM
Another bold statement, MM. But seriously, this is just an assumption, which is fine. The way you said it, though, made it seem like it was a fact. Which it's not.

Well, we're all assuming things, no one really knows how this game will go especially with two talented teams. Fouls or injury could change things quickly in this series.

daleja424
05-24-2011, 06:57 PM
good luck Bulls fans. I hope we get a good game from both sides and get some world class entertainment.

Cubby
05-24-2011, 06:58 PM
good luck Bulls fans. I hope we get a good game from both sides and get some world class entertainment.

Hope so.

CHI CITY FAN 93
05-24-2011, 07:01 PM
i think the bulls take this one in a close close close game.

like lebron said after game 2, a series doesnt start until each team wins on the road.

CHI CITY FAN 93
05-24-2011, 07:03 PM
Only way i see the bulls winning this game is if they get 25+ second chance points. I expect a mediocre night from bosh, a good night from lebron and a great night from wade. Rose will probably have 45+ and the refs will give the bulls every chance to try and tie this up but they just dont have enough scoring and will lose to go down 3-1. LETS GO HEAT!!!!!!

and this is why the NBA is the most fixed sport in pro sports. couldnt agree anymore. but again stern is smart have the refs fix games for the series to go to 7 and get more money.

Chronz
05-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Or I could be mentioning that because they have shown all year the ability to correct lingering mistakes (notably defensive mistakes) and not falling into long-term ruts as a team.

That actually does mean SOMETHING, it goes to the preparation, leadership and coaching of the team.
Its speaks to all of that during the regular season but hes saying it means nothing of significance because it holds no barring on who wins or loses tonight/series. If Miami wins what exactly would that have meant? That the team that never accomplished this mundane act was still superior right.

The advantage of Thibs during the regular season is that he could make use of all his depth and his attention to detail was a great advantage, in the playoffs however the edge in preparation has lessened, the players know who they are facing just from the sheer fact that theyve played 3 straight games against each other. This is where talent/cohesion prevails.

theheatles
05-24-2011, 07:14 PM
i think wade is going to have a monster game dropping 35+...heat win 95-89

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:03 PM
LOL. Those helmets should save them from those vicious towels.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 08:10 PM
LOL. Those helmets should save them from those vicious towels.

Yea cotton can leave a hell of a bruise.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:12 PM
Chuck said the right thing. The people of Miami are nice people...and like every other team, they have a few drunken idiots who do stupid things. No reason to let the vast, vast, vast minority change your opinion of the majority. Any fan base acting like only Heat fans do what they did is crazy.

D Roses Bulls
05-24-2011, 08:13 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a feeling rose and noah are pissed off and they should take it out on the heat tonight.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a feeling rose and noah are pissed off and they should take it out on the heat tonight.

I hope Lebron, Wade, Bosh and the rest of the team have something to say about that.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a feeling rose and noah are pissed off and they should take it out on the heat tonight.

Well, that's probably the case...but they better figure out something different, more than just playing pissed, or they won't do much better. I think this Miami defense has a great formula against Rose right now. Being pissed or more aggressive might not be the difference maker.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Another bold statement, MM. But seriously, this is just an assumption, which is fine. The way you said it, though, made it seem like it was a fact. Which it's not.

Not trying to make it sound cocky or anything, just saying they should know how important this game is.

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 08:16 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a feeling rose and noah are pissed off and they should take it out on the heat tonight.

You can only get pissed off against inferior talent.

D Roses Bulls
05-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Well, that's probably the case...but they better figure out something different, more than just playing pissed, or they won't do much better. I think this Miami defense has a great formula against Rose right now. Being pissed or more aggressive might not be the difference maker.

yeah but see i dont think rose and noah has been playing aggressively, but I do think tonight they will, especially noah.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:17 PM
The ECF seem more intense than the WCF

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 08:19 PM
The ECF seem more intense than the WCF

It is.

Heater4life
05-24-2011, 08:21 PM
:cricket:

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
It has been a bit quiet in here it seems like, especially for the magnitude of the game. I think fans are both aware of how big this game is, and aren't really in the mood for the normal trash-talk/chippy behavior.

allSUAVE
05-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Miami for the fatality today?

ChiSox219
05-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I'd like to see Rose go for 62 points or so.

ChiSox219
05-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Miami for the fatality today?

Wouldn't they have to sweep for it to be considered a fatality?

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 08:28 PM
I'd like to see Rose go for 62 points or so.

i'd like to see Lebron go for 70 points or so.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:30 PM
It has been a bit quiet in here it seems like, especially for the magnitude of the game. I think fans are both aware of how big this game is, and aren't really in the mood for the normal trash-talk/chippy behavior.

There's a angst feeling between the 2 fan bases, it's a critical game so everyone's pretty much biting their nails.

TheRunKiller
05-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Tip off next

ChiSox219
05-24-2011, 08:32 PM
i'd like to see Lebron go for 70 points or so.

Cool story bro

allSUAVE
05-24-2011, 08:33 PM
Wouldn't they have to sweep for it to be considered a fatality?

True, I hope the bulls bounce back with the W.

They are too confident.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Here we go. Good luck to the respective fan bases.

Let's keep it friendly :nod:

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
Bibby

Havoc Wreaker
05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
It is.
:D I'm here

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
Good sign for Miami there. Need Bibby to hit shots.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
And another good sign for the Heat that Rose hoists a three...

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:37 PM
Bibby got to make that

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:37 PM
If Rose explodes in this game, he certainly has earned his stripes from me.

championships
05-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Come on Bulls!!!!!!!

Shut these Heat fans UP!!

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Keep the pace up Miami

Hustlenomics
05-24-2011, 08:38 PM
had to rewind that and Rose didn't even touch Lebron :facepalm:

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Wade has been a lulz maker this series.

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:39 PM
:laugh:

Wade fail

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Wade missed a dunk wow!

giants73756
05-24-2011, 08:39 PM
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Mell413
05-24-2011, 08:39 PM
I think Wade has missed at least 3 point blank shots this series

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
WTF Boozer? DENG IS WIDE OPEN

ironkobe
05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
wade choking

jockrider
05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
had to rewind that and Rose didn't even touch Lebron :facepalm:

are you going to nitpick every small call lmao

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
That missed dunk screwed the momentum up

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:41 PM
4 pt. swing

GspLAL
05-24-2011, 08:41 PM
are you going to nitpick every small call lmao

Considering it was D Rose who got the foul and it was around 10 minutes then yes it's pretty significant.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:41 PM
That missed dunk screwed the momentum up

It really, really did. Miami had it all, and lost it in a heart beat. Who knows, maybe Chicago even calls an early time out if Wade makes it.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:41 PM
Wade is really fking up

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:42 PM
Push that **** Rose

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:42 PM
LOL.

Heat totally have lost it all. Oh boy...

giants73756
05-24-2011, 08:42 PM
I love when Wade sucks. I love making fun of his overrated ***.

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:42 PM
Lol Miami

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
It really, really did. Miami had it all, and lost it in a heart beat. Who knows, maybe Chicago even calls an early time out if Wade makes it.

Instead of 6-0 it's 8-4...Talk about an early collapse

allSUAVE
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Bulls got to be the most boring team to watch.

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Bogans needs to be consistent

Hustlenomics
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
are you going to nitpick every small call lmao

no. But that was a horrible call, not to mention Rose getting clobbered soon after and no call

jockrider
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Considering it was D Rose who got the foul and it was around 10 minutes then yes it's pretty significant.

there have been 2 occurrences so far where the bulls should been called for a loose ball foul #nitpick

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Bulls got to be the most boring team to watch.

The Spurs will be the most boring.

Slimsim
05-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Chicago going to win this game

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:44 PM
I love when Wade sucks. I love making fun of his overrated ***.

He's gonna make you eat those words.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:45 PM
there have been 2 occurrences so far where the bulls should been called for a loose ball foul #nitpick

Seriously, if people with rooting interests get nitpicky, there'd be 100 fouls called each game. I mean, Boozer easily could have been called for some push offs trying to establish position. Glad he wasn't, and it shouldn't.


Anthony missing some gimmies too. Heat shooting themselves in the foot.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:46 PM
Seriously, if people with rooting interests get nitpicky, there'd be 100 fouls called each game. I mean, Boozer easily could have been called for some push offs trying to establish position. Glad he wasn't, and he should.


Anthony missing some gimmies too. Heat shooting themselves in the foot.

We're good at that

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:47 PM
And there, Boozer does get called for a push-off...

tredigs
05-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Miami's not going to lose this game. They'll make mistakes here and there and allow some runs, but they're just far too talented for Chi. A playoff Wade + James along with Bosh on the matador that is Boozer is just not fair.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Haha. They miss another pair.

Jesus...

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Wade can't even time his jump for a rebound right...he's killing them right now...

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Miami literally giving this game to the Bulls

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:48 PM
I just realized the Bulls are a thin team. Not good.

jockrider
05-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Seriously, if people with rooting interests get nitpicky, there'd be 100 fouls called each game. I mean, Boozer easily could have been called for some push offs trying to establish position. Glad he wasn't, and he should.


Anthony missing some gimmies too. Heat shooting themselves in the foot.

people have some sort sort conspiracy etched into their heads to the point that they can't even watch games properly because they're keeping mental notes of every suspicious call.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:49 PM
Miami literally giving this game to the Bulls

Usually this phrase is a cop out, but Miami certainly has really left some easy points off the board. I mean, Rose is 1-6 and they're still down 5.

tredigs
05-24-2011, 08:50 PM
At what point does Rose stop shooting 6+ threes a game? You have to wonder. He's been <29% at 6+ threes a game for MONTHS now.

John Walls Era
05-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Is Bibby good for anything? Hes even missing FTs...

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 08:50 PM
I think Wade is rooting for the Bulls, he's never played so bad against another team. Even missed a break away dunk.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Rebounds have been big too. The Heat were grabbing them early, but haven't got one in a while...

Per the usual, Chicago is getting off a lot more FG attempts.

papipapsmanny
05-24-2011, 08:51 PM
Is Bibby good for anything? Hes even missing FTs...

he is good at saving the Wizards money:shrug:

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
And Wade sucking, again...

:facepalm:

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Fast don't lie!

Cubs Win
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Rose with the DUNK on LeBron!

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Heat are really handing this to the Bulls right now. Jesus they've been so sloppy. They don't seem focused at all.

Cubs Win
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Meaning: LeBron knew he'd be on a poster.

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Rose with the DUNK on LeBron!

He didn't dunk ON LeBron...not at all...

Cano4prez
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Rose with the DUNK on LeBron!

LeBron was about 5 feet away

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
WTF shut up Kerr. He didn't wanna get dunked on, what respect is he talking about? Your not blocking that

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
OK, Wade...cut it out.

Gotta be LeBron time.

Bulls are playing with a lot more heart and desire.

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
And 1!

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Usually this phrase is a cop out, but Miami certainly has really left some easy points off the board. I mean, Rose is 1-6 and they're still down 5.

They could have ripped the life out of them if they continued the way they started but those missed opportunities are certainly hurting us....

Cubs Win
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Brewer AND 1! Nice foul LeBron! :clap:

dnewguy
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Wade destroyed our tempo

Mell413
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Nice play. Great start

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Wade really stinking up the joint

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
This is like tough to watch. Miami is seriously playing as poorly as possible...

Terrible basketball.

Now they're making dumb fouls.

allSUAVE
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Bulls still not winning this game tho

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
This could get ugly lol

Cubs Win
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Nice foul Bosh. Let's step on their ****ing throats early!

Slimsim
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Chicago going to blow this team out

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:55 PM
I know I can shoot better than Bogans

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Oh wow. Good things happen when you let LeBron run things. Shocking...

ManRam
05-24-2011, 08:56 PM
I know I can shoot better than Bogans

Dude shot 38% in the regular season. He's shooting 45% in the playoffs. No you can't.


Bron missing easy looks at the rim. Wow. This is some bad basketball.

Master Mind
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Both teams need to realize these refs have quick whistles

Punk
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Lol LeBron

Cubs Win
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Piece of **** Wade. :pity:

D Roses Bulls
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
stupid *** haslem