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Quick Reaction: Heat 104, Bulls 94

MVP (Most Valuable Player): In a game where LeBron James (6-17 field goals) didn’t shoot great and Dwyane Wade (ten points) disappeared for stretches, Chris Bosh picked up the slack. He had an enormous double-double with 20 points, 19 rebounds and added two blocks and four assists for good measure. LVP (Least Valuable Player): Carlos […]

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Bulls-Heat Preview

Miami Heat Status Check: Record: 63-16 Division: 14-1 Conference: 38-11 Home Record: 35-4 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 5 Last game: 109-101 win over Boston PPG: 102.9 (5th) Opponents PPG: 95.1 (6th) Offensive Rating: 112.4 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 103.8 (9th) Pace: 90.6 (23rd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .551 (1st) Turnover Percentage: .137 (13th) Defensive […]

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Heat-Bulls Preview

Miami Heat Status Check: Record: 37-14 Division: 8-1 Conference: 17-9 Road Record: 14-11 Last 10 Games: 9-1 Streak: Won 8 Last game: 103-90 win over Atlanta PPG: 103.2 (5th) Opponents PPG: 96.7 (12th) Offensive Rating: 12.3 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 105.2 (12th) Pace: 90.8 (21st) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .545 (1st) Turnover Percentage: .131 (6th) Defensive […]

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Bulls-Heat Preview

Miami Heat Status Check: Record: 22-8 Division: 5-1 Conference: 10-5 Home Record: 15-2 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 119-109 OT win over Mavericks PPG: 103.6  (4th) Opponents PPG: 98.6 (19th) Offensive Rating: 111.3 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 106.0 (18th) Pace: 92.1 (13th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .547 (1st) Turnover Percentage: .136 (8th) […]

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Celtics-Bulls Preview

Something that has been true ever since Tom Thibodeau took over remains true this season, even throughout the injuries and personnel changes: the Bulls are rarely going to lose two games in a row. After getting outscored 31-19 in the fourth quarter and falling to the Thunder, the Bulls once again bounced back. They turned […]

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Game 6: Are you kidding me?!

No, seriously…are you kidding me?! I don’t even know where to begin. Really. I have no freaking idea. Remember that scene in The Princess Bride when Inigo Montoya said: “Let me ‘splain. [pause] No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Buttercup is marry’ Humperdinck in a little less than half an hour. So all […]

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So close to 2-0! And yet so far…

Holy crap! You wanted playoff drama, you got playoff drama. This game had everything: Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Okay, okay. That was actually The Princess Bride. But this game sure had its share of fairytale-like elements. A proud but ailing champion. A fierce and determined underdog. Mortal combat. […]

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