Boston Celtics Win over the Miami Heat Shows the Chicago Bulls Shortcomings

June 5th, 2012 by Darrell Horwitz Leave a reply »
Before the Miami Heat series against the Boston Celtics, who had the teams tied 2-2 after four games? How about after Miami won the first two? 

It's embarrassing a team most observers thought should have been broken up before the season started has had more success against Miami in the ECF than the Bulls did last year.

On the verge of collecting social security, Boston, through smarts and some pieces that the Bulls are missing, is making Miami sweat.

The smarts involves their coach, Doc Rivers. Knowing he has an older team, and understanding that resting them is more important than practice, he let them do exactly that on Saturday so their legs would be strong.

It worked to the tune of a 93-91 overtime win on Sunday as Boston exhibited fortitude as they fought back against the Heat after Miami overcame a big deficit to take the lead with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. At the time, I thought Boston was doomed.

I guess I was wearing my Chicago Bulls thinking cap at the time, believing there was no way a team could withstand the onslaught from Miami when they turn the defensive pressure ...

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