by Pat
(Chicago, IL, USA)

The Bulls did a great job in Game 1 especially in the second half making things tough on James and Wade using their bigs to step out and guard around the perimeter if need be. I think Miami will come out with a better performance tonight because as good as the Bulls bench can be chances are they won't shoot that well again. James and Wade rarely have two bad games in a row and if you would have asked me if the Heat would lose Chris Bosh's 30 point game by 20, I would not have believed it.

The problem for the Heat is they rely on isolation and having Wade/James create a lot of their own offense and they don't rotate the ball well. This works so well into the Bulls defense. Coach Thibs has experience in guarding LeBron and the Bulls are young, athletic, and quick enough to not allow their defense to be beat by individuals. Miami also has to do a much better job on the boards not allowing Chicago to get so many second chance points. If things even out like I expect in Game 2 it should be a very close one that comes down to the final minutes.

I'm looking for the Bulls defense to continue making things difficult on Miami keeping this game relatively low scoring and the Bulls squeaking out a close one.

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