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Old 05-11-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Analyze a potential Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat ECF matchup

The AP reports:

On one side is a team led by MVP Derrick Rose that stormed to the league’s best record. On the other is a squad led by a superstar trio that decided to unite in Miami after meeting with Chicago.

“Everyone has the right to make the decision that they want,” Deng said. “They got what they wanted. We’re happy with the team that we have.”

The Heat got James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in perhaps the greatest free agent haul ever, hoping to win a championship—or five... At 62-20, the Bulls matched their best record since the 1997-98 championship season and swept three regular-season games from Miami, albeit by a combined eight points. That was apparently enough to make the Heat break down, with coach Erik Spoelstra acknowledging there were “a couple of guys crying in the locker room” after Chicago’s 87-86 victory on March 26.

The Heat eventually regrouped and won 15 of 18 down the stretch to finish with 58 wins and the second seed. They took out Philadelphia and Boston in five games each, and they come into this series with James and Wade on a roll.

Wade averaged 30.2 points in the Boston series. James scored 35 and 33 in the final two games against the Celtics.

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