Heat Strike Back, Even Series

Game 2: (1) Chicago Bulls vs. (2) Miami Heat, United Center

  • Final Score: Heat 85, Bulls 75.
  • After an embarrasing game one loss to the Bulls, the Heat came out focused. With Derrick Rose struggling and the rest of his teammates failing to pick up the slack, 
  • Bulls: Rose 28 points, six assists.
  • Heat: Bosh 30 points, nine rebounds
  • Key Stats: The Bulls outrebounded the Heat, 45-33, and the Bulls had 31 second chance points to the Heat’s 8.
  • “We felt like we could compete against anybody,” Bulls center Joakim Noah said. “This is just a really exciting situation right now. The position that we’re in is unbelievable. Nobody believed that we could be in this position right now.”
  • “You play defense. You play defense hard and the shot goes up and they get an offensive rebound, kick it out for a three or get a layup or a dunk,” James said. “Those are demoralizing for a defensive team. We’ve got to figure out a way to clean that up.”
  • The Bulls are ahead 1-0. The Heat will look to even the score on Wednesday night at 8:30 EST.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.