Bulls 103, Heat 82
The Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 103-82 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. Could Miami be more Hype than Heat?Derrick Rose scored 28 points to help lead the Bulls to a Game 1 win over the Miami Heat. The biggest damage was done on the boards by Chicago. The Bulls had 19 offensive rebounds which led to 31 second-chance points. Miami only pulled down six offensive rebounds. Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 14 rebounds including eight offensive boards.
The Chicago home crowd chanted “over-rated” at the end of the game toward the Miami Heat. They might be right. After Miami got past the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the coverage seemed to suggest that the Heat just capped a three-year championship run. The Bulls are better defensively. The Bulls are better down low. The Bulls have a better bench and a much better point guard. Oh, and by the way, the Bulls swept Miami 3-0 in the regular season. Don’t be shocked if they beat the Heat to advance to the NBA Finals.