Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 10:46 AM
I've been following the NBA religiously for the past 20 years. I am analyzing this series based on a basketball perspective.
1st off let me start by saying that the Heat vs Bulls series was much much closer than what the series results say 4-1.
Game #2 both teams were tied in the 4th quarter for about 5 mins without either side making a field goal. I don't really give the Heat credit as far as their defense goes here, I actually look upon Chicago having poor half court execution on the offensive end. D-Rose shot 35 % from the field the entire series, you ask why? Well, he wasn't able to penetrate to the paint as easily as he did vs the Hawks and vs the Pacers. D-Rose does not have a consistent jump shot. He showed that in the Indiana series where he shot 28 % from 3 point range. Also when you put a 6'8 player not to mention (the most athletically gifted player next to Dwight Howard) Lebron James on a 6'2 guy well, you pretty much know what the results will be. Chicago didn't have a guy that could score with his back against the basket and that was a huge huge disadvantage for them.
Game #4 Chicago was pretty much in control of this game I would say 65 to 70% through out the game. Again, when the heat made their run, the Bulls did not have enough offense to score and stop the bleeding. The Bulls had a chance to win in regulation with the last shot, and what happened? D-Rose being guarded by Lebron takes up a tough fade away jumper. You know the rest.