Tag Archives | Miami Heat

A brief look ahead

After finishing their seven-game Western Conference Road trip with a 5-2 record, the Chicago Bulls are feeling pretty good about themselves. And they should be. After all, they became the first NBA team to ever beat five straight winning teams on a single road trip. That’s a heck of a lot better than being on the wrong […]

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Insert Heat-related failure headline here

Allow me to briefly channel my inner Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Bulls couldn’t stand the Heat. The Heat made the Bulls sweat. The Bulls were burned by the Heat. The Heat fired the Bulls. Okay, I think that’s out of my system. So…why did the Bulls lose a hotly contested 95-87 decision in Miami? (Okay, that was the last […]

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Halting the Heat

In light of the Bulls’ 106-87 win over the Miami Heat — a victory that moved them into seventh place in the East — I think it’s high time for the NBA and everybody who follows it to come to grips with a few suddenly inescapable facts: 1. The Bulls are a pretty good home team: Before […]

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Heartbreak in Miami

Sometimes I really hate being right, and this was most definitely one of those times. As soon as I heard that Kirk Hinrich — our best (and only) anti-Dwyane Wade defender — was hurting, a feeling of dread washed over me. I said as much before the game. I happen to think the word “great” […]

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I have a bad feeling about this…

According to Vinny Del Negro, both Kirk Hinrich (bruised right quadriceps) and Tim Thomas (hyper-extended left knee) will be game-time decisions tonight. Said Vinny: “They’ll warm up before the game and see how loose they can get. If they can give us some minutes, they will.” I’m not all that concerned about whether Timmy plays, […]

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Vinny: Not a second-guesser

It says something that Peter Vecsey opened the NBA’s All-Star weekend by “breaking the news” of John Paxson’s supposedly imminent resignation and yet the big news out of Chicago was Vinny Del Negro’s decision to bench Derrick Rose with 4.7 seconds left in a tie game with Miami the night before. And in case you’re wondering […]

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Fresh ink: February 13, 2009

Melissa Isaacson of the Chicago Tribune: “Given two chances in the final 6.5 seconds to defeat the Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center, the Miami Heat knew precisely what it was doing the second time around. Watching what the Bulls did not do defensively on Miami’s previous inbounds play, the Heat was smarter […]

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Well, that stung a little

To borrow a line from Clerks: Shawn Marion wasn’t even supposed to be here today! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last night after work, I met up with Graydon Gordian of 48 Minutes of Hell at a little dive called Stocks & Blondes. We shared three buckets of beer, a couple plates of random […]

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Heat-Bulls: Some thoughts

The basics: Miami (27-24) at Chicago (23-29). Trends of note: The Heat have lost five of seven while the Bulls have won five of seven. Miami is 10-15 on the road this season and Chicago is 14-10 at home. Dwyane Wade (28.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 7.0 APG) has been playing like an MVP all […]

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